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PaintIt

Dec 21, 11 5:34

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Here are some shots of my custom Garmin 500 stem mount. Still need to paint it black but wanted to test it out before painting it. put the cumputer in a great position on the roadbike. A friend that works on race cars desined and built it for me after creating a few for his own bikes.

Post you custom garmin mounts








sevenz

Dec 21, 11 5:58

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Nice...looks like a good option for those with shorty stems...


(This post was edited by sevenz on Dec 21, 11 5:59)


PaintIt

Dec 21, 11 6:04

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My stem is 110mm and my friend has his on a 140mm stem so I think either way works. you can just make out my friends mount in this picture.



dongustav

Dec 21, 11 7:09

Post #4 of 320 (56790 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

looks great, but you should definitely *Paint it* matte black


rruff

Dec 21, 11 7:13

Post #5 of 320 (56782 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Looks good for computer mounting in general. Do you have spacers and long bolts where it mounts to the stem?


PaintIt

Dec 21, 11 7:17

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rruff] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I will be painting it matt black.

Stem bolts were replaced with a longer bolt and there is a aluminum spacer tube over the bolt to space the mount away from the stem cap to get clearence.


bwain

Dec 21, 11 8:24

Post #7 of 320 (56718 views)
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That bike is sick looking.

Carry on.............


nickwhite

Dec 21, 11 11:10

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Love it. Good work!

What is the weight?

You might be able to sell those if you can figure out a way to standardize the bolt pattern.


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ericM40-44

Dec 21, 11 11:37

Post #9 of 320 (56632 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Why wouldn't you flip the mount over to get the Garmin more in line with the stem?

Or moun it on the top bolts


zambony

Dec 21, 11 11:39

Post #10 of 320 (56631 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [nickwhite] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

the bolt diameter is pretty much standard, you just have to make a slot shape

it looks awesome. I didn't buy a Garmin 500 because of the integration. Now that I see this, I think I will sell my SRM PC7 and swap for garmin...
arghhh


doublea334

Dec 21, 11 11:43

Post #11 of 320 (56625 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Looks awesome!! I did something "similar" as to mount my 500 in front of the stem. My father being handy and carpenter-esc used a light weight wooden dowel and zip tie under the stem. It worked, but this looks MUCH better. Kudos!
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nickwhite

Dec 21, 11 12:09

Post #12 of 320 (56608 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [zambony] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Quote:
the bolt diameter is pretty much standard

Maybe bolt diameter, but every different stem has them in different spots. Some stems only have 2 bolts. Some have 4 bolts all spaced out, others have 4 bolts all towards the center.


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jeffp

Dec 21, 11 13:04

Post #13 of 320 (56580 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

why did you not want it on top of the stem?


Willingtotri

Dec 21, 11 13:14

Post #14 of 320 (56565 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffp] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Love that mount. I hate the set up I have. You have inspired me to take another look and come up with something that will work for me! Nice work!


daryl1

Dec 21, 11 14:06

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Willingtotri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I think this is cleaner




PaintIt

Dec 21, 11 17:56

Post #16 of 320 (56498 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [daryl1] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

reply to all:

Stem Bolt patterns are not standard and since this is a custom made mount it was made to fit my bolt pattern, I was luck that it was the same as the friend who made the mount.

The computer sits with the top of the screen about the center of the stem and that works just fine for me.

That mount is cool but the off center coumpter would make me ride in circles. I am anal and noticed that my screen is slightly scewed in the garmin case and it drives me nuts.

once I paint it black it will not be very visable and I will ride it until it fatigues and falls off or the garmin dies.


wasfast

Dec 22, 11 6:45

Post #17 of 320 (56410 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Nice job. There are many ways to do this, yours included. I love my 500 but wished 1) that it was further forward on my 1130mm stem and 2) that it didn't stick up like a wart on top of the stem.


BigBloke

Dec 22, 11 8:33

Post #18 of 320 (56354 views)
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This has already come up on several other threads (the search button is your friend). However, again, here's my setup:
It's really easy to see the display even out of the saddle, no vibration, and it sits in front of the hands so little aero loss. I used a nail wrapped in a gear cable outer housing, 7 zip ties, a carefully bent 14 gauge spoke and the garmin removable clip/band. It's called a "Clark Mount". Been working reliably for a year. Couldn't go back to having the computer back at the handlebars.







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(This post was edited by BigBloke on Mar 10, 12 9:22)


bwain

Dec 22, 11 9:08

Post #19 of 320 (56324 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [BigBloke] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Holy McGyver!!! That is cool. Do you run a torpedo style bottle up front? If so, does it interfere any?


jeremyb

Dec 22, 11 9:12

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

i like it


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BigBloke

Dec 22, 11 10:24

Post #21 of 320 (56296 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [bwain] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

bwain wrote:
Holy McGyver!!! That is cool. Do you run a torpedo style bottle up front? If so, does it interfere any?

Yes, I have a horizontal bottle and no, it doesn't interfere at all (pics here).


Tillquist

Dec 23, 11 7:45

Post #22 of 320 (56202 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply





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jeffmpollock

Jan 2, 12 11:01

Post #23 of 320 (56036 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I was inspired by this post to try to make my own mount for the Garmin 500. I bought a 4ft strip of 1.5 ich wide and 1/16 (I think) thick aluminium. Stuck it in a vice, heated it up with a blowtorch, bent the 90 degree into it. Cut with saw (cuts like butter). Drilled holes for stem using faceplate as a guide. Then used dremel tool to make holes for garmin O-rings. Sanded, smoothed corners with a file, and painted with black epoxy spraypaint. I didn't have flat black in my garage. The usual garmin O-rings are too long, so I bought some smaller ones and used a paper clip to get them on. I bought some slightly longer bolts (5mm extra), and about 12 washers to fit the bolts. It worked great, but I still thought I could do better.



So then I kept looking at it and thought about the thickness of the aluminum. It turns out the stuff I was using (I think 1/16th of an inch) was perfect to make a direct mount for the garmin. I went through the same process above, but this time cut a perfect 1 inch hole in the plate using a 1 inch drill bit, then used the dremel tool to make the tabs. I test fitted the garmin and it is super snug mounted directly to plate, no Garmin adapter needed! Total cost was about $10 in materials and 45 min for each plate. The plate weighs 8 grams. The garmin is really snug and I don't think it will rotate without significant force. This is on my race bike, so with normal racing use (5-10 events) a year I think it will be fine. Either option works pretty well though, but I like the minimalist 2nd prototype.





I mounted on my stem upside down to raise the Garmin a little. The washers raise the plate away from the curve of the stem and are easy to adjust to make it as close as possible without contacting. I think it is about as clean as possible now. I'll take some pictures tonight with the Garmin on it. This was a really fun project and thanks for posting all the ideas.




GREG_n_SD

Jan 2, 12 11:07

Post #24 of 320 (56030 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffmpollock] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Nicely done. I've been working on the same thing only using carbon fiber...1st version wasn't strong enough because of the 90 deg bend. Going to modify that this week and work on version 2. I like the direct mount though! My thought was to cut the tabs off of my garmin mount and epoxy it directly on so it was low profile and didn't need rubber bands.

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jeffmpollock

Jan 2, 12 11:30

Post #25 of 320 (56010 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [GREG_n_SD] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks. I think carbon would be pretty challenging especially using the stem bolts given the compression forces. My next plan is to make an aluminum piece for my TT rig that bridges across the aerobars but has the direct mount. Should be even easier than the other projects since there are no bends to make. Planning on using electrical tape to attach mount to aerobars.

You might try to make the aluminum version for the stem mount and 90 degree bit, then bond it to carbon for the garmin mount. You could also cut the tabs for the rubberbands off the garmin adapter and put the adapter directly into your carbon layup so it is countersunk. Good luck!


jmh

Jan 2, 12 12:10

Post #26 of 320 (35210 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffmpollock] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Pretty slick mount. Would it be possible to mount this on the top bolts and avoid the washers?


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jeffmpollock

Jan 2, 12 12:19

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jmh] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

 
Quote:
Pretty slick mount. Would it be possible to mount this on the top bolts and avoid the washers?
Unfortunately no. The washers are there to get it away from the stem faceplate. The recessed bolts on my stems make that really hard to machine without cutting away so much aluminum material from the mount that I think it would be pretty weak and might bend/break off too easily. Maybe on the 3rd version I could give it a try to see how strong it might be. I put the washers between the mount and the bolt head too to make sure the load is evenly distributed on the plate. The metal is pretty soft. Makes it easy to work with and machine though.


jmh

Jan 2, 12 12:27

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffmpollock] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

How does the thickness of the material you are using compare the gap between the faceplate and extension of the stem. Perhaps it could fit in that gap? I have seen other computer mounts that fit in that gap.

Nonetheless, well done.


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jeffmpollock

Jan 2, 12 12:29

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jmh] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I thought about it, but my stuff is too thin. Good idea though! Thanks!


GREG_n_SD

Jan 2, 12 12:35

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffmpollock] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

carbon is actually pretty easy to work with, and I have the material so until it's gone I'm gonna try it. The problem was the fibers don't do well on sharp bends, so I'm rounding that and also supporting it from the sides so it should be much stiffer, with less ply's. love the direct mount idea though...great idea

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xntrickly

Jan 2, 12 18:26

Post #31 of 320 (35125 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [daryl1] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

daryl1 wrote:
I think this is cleaner


Nice work... any chance we can see this without the 500 on it so that we can see how you've done this??


Cheers.


RedLizard

Jan 2, 12 18:36

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I use this little gizmo and strap on. Works perfectly. Sorry, but The Bay won't let me link the pic.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...mp;item=300640714693

The bar can be cut shorter, if you only want to see the Garmin and no bar. Bar can also be moved to the middle and something mounted on each side. It's not DIY, but works.


415brian

Jan 2, 12 22:49

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [RedLizard] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

i'm seeking a mount that will place my computer in front of a bottle mounted between the aerobars. idea: modify an x-lab torpedo mount and adhere a garmin mount to it. mockup below. feedback? here's what i like about it:
  • low profile/aero
  • centers the computer between the bars
  • position easily adjusted or removed
  • stable
  • simple/light

what's the best adhesive for affixing the garmin mount? in this case it would be plastic to carbon.




jeffmpollock

Jan 10, 12 11:18

Post #34 of 320 (34859 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [GREG_n_SD] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Finally got around to taking some pictures of the Garmin mounted using the direct mount method. I think it worked out pretty well. Feels really snug especially with the paint. I may bend it up a little. If anything it may be too low, but from the front it is pretty clean. Looking forward to trying in the races...








prattzc

Jan 10, 12 11:39

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

This reminds me, I want to make custom arm pads for my aerobars. I want them to be 6" and carbon.

Anyone do this yet? If so, how much do you want to make me a set?

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leggett24

Jan 10, 12 11:53

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I've seen this thread pop up now and then for last month and I have to ask .... Why? On a tt bike sure, computer placement is an issue but on road bike? The thing mounts very nicely on your stem. Why does anyone want to go to all this trouble to move it forward 2 inches so floats out in a more vulnerable position? How much are people staring at their computers that they need to do this? Is it just because it's fun to tinker?
I am really am curious so I hope this doesn't come off as too snarky.


jeffmpollock

Jan 10, 12 12:00

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [leggett24] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Three things. Like to tinker. January in the NW kinda sucks for riding, though not so much this year. It always bothered me to spend money on aero this an that (especially the handlebar I got this year) and then to stick a computer like a sore thumb on top of it. It seemed like there had to be a better way to mount the thing. I bet it saves me at least a second per race:) I working on applying what I learned from the project to my TT rig. The Ventus doesn't have many good mounting options.


GREG_n_SD

Jan 10, 12 12:51

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [leggett24] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

It's nice to have if you have a power meter, you can see your computer without looking down.

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GREG_n_SD

Jan 10, 12 12:55

Post #39 of 320 (34766 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffmpollock] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Looks good, I'm on my 3rd version of a carbon one and still sorting through issues, the most recent is keeping the garmin mount attached, trying to do it without using the rubber bands. I'm going to drill a hole in it tonight and try your direct mount method. I may try 1 more attempt after this then just try the aluminum. totally agree on changing the angle too though, I think angling it a bit will give a better view.

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(This post was edited by GREG_n_SD on Jan 10, 12 12:56)


nebmot

Jan 10, 12 13:48

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffmpollock] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

How much would you sell one of your mounts for?




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jeffmpollock

Jan 10, 12 15:21

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [nebmot] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Not sure. Maybe $20-30 just for time mostly. But I'm not planning on starting a side business. The problem is that you have to make it match your stem bolt width and your stem rise angle. Too much trouble to mass produce and my job keeps me happily employed. They aren't hard to make if you have a drill, vice, blowtorch, file, sandpaper, and dremel tool. Materials to make 20 of them costs $10...1/16 by 1.5 inch aluminum strip.


PaintIt

Jan 10, 12 15:44

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [leggett24] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I too like to tinker. I find it easier to see my computer and it looks better IMO. I think when mounted on the top of the stem it looks like a giant wart when veiwed from the side.


jutnut627

Jan 10, 12 16:12

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [415brian] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I did the same thing with my Xlab mount for a bit.


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More Cowbell

Jan 12, 12 7:29

Post #44 of 320 (34567 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Here is a link to a stock computer mount coming off the stem face plate, by Cinelli: http://www.cinelli.it/...lang=EN&IdAcc=79

It might not be the best solution for a tri bike set-up but would be nice on a Road or CX bike.

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Tillquist

Jan 26, 12 9:03

Post #45 of 320 (33069 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jutnut627] [In reply to] Quote | Reply









Have it's made...........

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edm1978

Jan 30, 12 10:37

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Nicely done...BTW amazing ride


SkippyKitten

Jan 30, 12 13:23

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iank

Jan 30, 12 13:44

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SkippyKitten] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

How did you do that on the SC? It looks like it must be glued or something...I am trying to figure out how to mount my Garmin to my Giant Trinity, so a similar setup to yours could probably work



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SkippyKitten

Jan 30, 12 13:49

Post #49 of 320 (32801 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [ian10] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

it's a cut down mount fitted up through a hole in the top cap. Glued in place. Does that help? I have no idea how the Trinity stem is arranged, but there's just enough room inside the Speed Concept top cap to fit this.




PaintIt

Jan 30, 12 17:09

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SkippyKitten] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

That is sweet flushed into the top cap.


iank

Jan 30, 12 17:32

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SkippyKitten] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

So you actually cut a piece of the carbon stem out, or did there just happen to be holes in the right place?



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jcooley

Jan 30, 12 20:57

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that is a plastic top piece and believe there is hollow space inside.

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SkippyKitten

Jan 30, 12 22:03

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jcooley] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

That's right. Not much room but enough.


mrtrik

Jan 30, 12 22:25

Post #54 of 320 (35661 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SkippyKitten] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Can you actually see it when you are riding? Seems like it'd be between your elbows and you'd almost have to look behind you to possibly catch a glimpse. Does it pick up GPS?

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SkippyKitten

Jan 30, 12 23:29

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [mrtrik] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

It picks up GPS just fine, along with all the Ant+ sensors.

As for visibility, no problems (I wouldn't have put it there if it didn't work). I can look at it without moving my head. The location means that I'm watching the road and concentrating on position.

If I go any lower I think I'll go for a watch.


rideronthestorm

Jan 31, 12 5:26

Post #56 of 320 (35590 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SkippyKitten] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

For those with a Speedfil A2 this is an option, the angle actually works quite well...








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Burnt Toast

Jan 31, 12 8:18

Post #57 of 320 (35518 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [BigBloke] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

BigBloke wrote:

This has already come up on several other threads (the search button is your friend). However, again, here's my setup:
It's really easy to see the display even out of the saddle, no vibration, and it sits in front of the hands so little aero loss. I used a nail wrapped in a gear cable outer housing, 7 zip ties, a carefully bent 14 gauge spoke and the garmin removable clip/band.







Doug
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http://www.triathlonlog.com



Now thats cool, me likie. I'm going to look into rigging something up similsr to this.


Tillquist

Feb 8, 12 11:12

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply



Quarq will soon offer to consumers its own mount for the Garmin Edge 500, which puts it out in front of the bars and closer to the rider's natural field of vision









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drgwood

Feb 8, 12 15:19

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

When?


waupaca11

Feb 8, 12 19:29

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

anything for aero bars?


rlanger

Feb 18, 12 13:12

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I use a Bontrager mount designed for their Node computers. Works great.






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Ironma'am

Feb 20, 12 17:43

Post #62 of 320 (34859 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rlanger] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I can't find the Bontrager mount anywhere online. Do you have any suggestions?


rlanger

Feb 20, 12 17:56

Post #63 of 320 (34843 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Ironma'am] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

My LBS ordered it for me. They're a Trek distributor. I think it was about $15.


MattAune

Feb 24, 12 10:44

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Do want. When and where?


steepcreek

Mar 2, 12 5:33

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I wanted to keep things simple. No hardware at all. Just a carefully crafted/sized piece of PVC pipe. Friction fit.



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Ironma'am

Mar 2, 12 5:34

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [steepcreek] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Did you spray paint it black?


steepcreek

Mar 2, 12 5:53

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Ironma'am] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Yes as this forum would not have allowed me to leave it white.... :) Just a light sanding with 220 grit and some Krylon Paint for plastic.

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mahunc

Mar 6, 12 18:27

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [steepcreek] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Steep creek -

Simple and effective. Great solution! Planning to do the same thing only a bit further to the front to clear my bottle. I'm also going to drill a small hole in each end so I can thread a zip tie around each extension to ensure it never comes flying off.


steepcreek

Mar 7, 12 6:05

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [mahunc] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I debated the solution you speak of: a zip tie on each side through a couple of drilled holes. Since I thought this through......
Make sure you drill the top holes only large enough for the thin portion of the zip ties to just barely fit through. On the bottom, make the holes just large enough for the head of the zip tie to squeak through. Then put the zip ties on, tighten them down and once tight, rotate the head of the zip tie up through the bottom hole so it is out of sight and out of the wind.

On my bike (picture above), I actually put black electrical tape on the mating face of the PVC. I used an Exacto knife to cut the excess away. What this does it make the surface that contacts the carbon aero bars rubbery so they get more friction. You can not see this in the picture at all because I cut the excess away very accurately. This makes the friction fit so good that there was no need for the zip tie.

On your installation: Since you are placing it out near the end where your hands are, the bars will be flexing and therefore this friction fit may slip. Where I mounted mine there is very little flex, so the friction fit works perfectly. The electrical tape just gave me that much more confidence it will not slip.


One other thing you may consider is using no zip ties and using handle bar tape instead. This is what I did for a team mate's setup. The picture will explain it all. There is nothing holding this one in place except the same friction fit and the handle bar tape. Just like you, I needed to clear her front bottle and put the mount where it could be seen easily without major strain on the neck.


Good Luck and make sure you post your results. Would love to see a picture of your final solution.






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(This post was edited by steepcreek on Mar 7, 12 6:06)


Cyronman

Mar 8, 12 10:44

Post #70 of 320 (33170 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [BigBloke] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Where are the ends of the spoke secured so that it doesn't rotate about the Jagwire?


BigBloke

Mar 8, 12 10:49

Post #71 of 320 (33161 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Cyronman] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Cyronman wrote:
Where are the ends of the spoke secured so that it doesn't rotate about the Jagwire?
Each end of the spoke runs along the aerobar for about 2cm. One end has the spoke's hook, the other has a bend at the end (halway along the thread), then there are 2 zip ties around each aerobar. With thin ties, it is very secure and invisible above the tape.


Cyronman

Mar 8, 12 10:51

Post #72 of 320 (33156 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [BigBloke] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks!

That makes it a lot easier!


nathanong87

Mar 8, 12 11:40

Post #73 of 320 (33119 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Cyronman] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

here's mine

it's the aspiretechvelo [china] mount.. very sturdy alloy piece. i chopped down the carbon shorter and used a barend plug to replug the carbon bar. weighs 64 grams with 2 garmin rubber bands and the garmin female piece. u could probably tune it with ti bolts and stuff.
http://www.aspirevelotech.com/...tegory_Code=PCHBM-01


here's the position. i like it because u can angle the arm and stuff to get the top of the edge 500 level with ur stem , aesthetic win i think.... anyways.



hayai_240

Mar 8, 12 22:38

Post #74 of 320 (33008 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [nathanong87] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Could you post a picture of the mount from the front? I'd like to see how it lines up w/ the handlebars.


stikman

Mar 8, 12 23:57

Post #75 of 320 (32982 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [wasfast] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

wasfast wrote:
I love my 500 but wished 1) that it was further forward on my 1130mm stem and...

Wow! Did you buy the bike second hand off a clown or something?


simpy16

Mar 9, 12 1:55

Post #76 of 320 (31574 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Anymore word on when the quarq garmin 500 mounts are going to be available?


nathanong87

Mar 9, 12 2:11

Post #77 of 320 (31570 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [hayai_240] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

here u go =)

hope this answers something












(This post was edited by nathanong87 on Mar 9, 12 5:59)


Joe Wurster

Mar 9, 12 13:29

Post #78 of 320 (31427 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [mahunc] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

X2


Woodie

Mar 9, 12 16:52

Post #79 of 320 (31370 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Joe Wurster] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Just to keep you all up to date... I've been getting a bunch of emails from this posting. Below is a link for pre-order. We're planning on being able to start shipping parts in 3 weeks.

http://www.abovecategorycycling.com/...omputers-mounts.html

Best,

Woody


MattAune

Mar 9, 12 18:41

Post #80 of 320 (31333 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Woodie] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

From looking at the pictures of your mount, it appears that I am going to have to untapped my bars and remove on set of shifters for the install. Is tha a true statement? Is there a reason you didn't use 2 screws similar to how the bars and stem bolt together?


Woodie

Mar 9, 12 20:41

Post #81 of 320 (31304 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [MattAune] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

The Bar Fly is made to stretch around the diameter of the bar. You will not have to unwrap your bars or remove your shifter. That factor was a must in designing this part... The reason I didn't go with two bolts was simple: it doesn't look as good or purpose built. I really wanted something that would blend in and compliment a bicycle.

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DClarke

Mar 9, 12 22:20

Post #82 of 320 (31268 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Woodie] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Does it work on a one piece bar stem combo? They seem to have even larger bad diameter.

Duncan


nebmot

Mar 10, 12 17:49

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Is the quarq one going to fit the 800 as well?




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grosso27

Mar 10, 12 20:20

Post #84 of 320 (31069 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [nebmot] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

i don't understand why you guys are going through all this trouble. doesn't the FSA control center mount do exactly what you're looking for?
granted, it doesn't have the built-in 1/4 turn mount, it give you two pivot points, so you can mount the Edge flush with your bars.

Also, ran across this, thought it was interesting, if for nothing other than design ideas:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/25g-Carbon-Bike-Stem-Speedometer-Bracket-Computer-mount-/251010977240?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a716b8dd8#ht_9413wt_1202





beston

Mar 11, 12 18:52

Post #85 of 320 (30928 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffmpollock] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks for this. It inspired me to try my own version to mount in between my aerobars. I must admit that I don't know much about working with metal and have no idea how to source aluminum of the appropriate thickness. So, I took my son to home depot and we started looking through any materials that had the correct 1/16th thickness (I brought my calipers with me). I ended up buying a 10' strip of plastic from the windows and doors section for $10.

The end product may not look great, but I can certainly say that it functions well! The Garmin fits snug in there and is not about to swivel back and forth.

thanks for posting your solution!





jeffmpollock

Mar 11, 12 19:15

Post #86 of 320 (32303 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [beston] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Nice! I ended up making one for my TT bike, but I made it cross at the top of the aerobar extensions and then used electrical tape to secure it down to each extension. Works like a charm and a little cleaner than the zipp ties. If you make a 2nd one you could try that, just rotate what you did 90 degrees and make sure the cutouts are in the right spot. Well done!


wildworks99

Mar 12, 12 12:34

Post #87 of 320 (32135 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [steepcreek] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Great idea for the TT bars with the PVC !! cheap and easy.... nice work!


ComidaDeluxe

Mar 12, 12 13:38

Post #88 of 320 (32098 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [wildworks99] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I was inspired by the guy's with the spoke and the nail. I wanted my mount up near the shifters so I could see it without moving my head down,and also because I have poor near vision and need it a little further out when I'm aero. I tried a knob extension from the LBS but it looked bulky and I also didn't want anything to interfere with my hand placement, I tend to move my hands around a bit from a normal grip to rolling my hands down the the sides of the extensions or occasionally clasping my hands together above them. I didn't want to lose any of my available hand placement spots.

I made mine without the nail and without the loop. By not making a loop the spoke extended further back along the bars and so I think it's plenty secure. Being a real man and all, I only had one option for securing the spoke ends to the bars... Duct tape. The spoke ends go back almost the length that I taped. I was going to use 2 tiny zip ties under the tape like the other guy did but I didn't have any so I stuck a couple of tight little rubber bands instead. In retrospect I think it would have been just fine without them. I knocked it around a good bit and it's plenty secure. The mount wiggle just a bit on it's own but once computer is on there it is rock steady. Mine is for a 310xt, but it's the same quick release mount for a 500 I think. If you've read this far, I'll expect a paypal of $9.99 sent for the proprietary info....







%FTP

Mar 13, 12 6:04

Post #89 of 320 (31982 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffmpollock] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Jeff, where did you find this type of aluminum? I've been looking in a bunch of different hardware stores/home depot etc and can't find anything flat strips in 1/16th inch. Everything I've seen is angle iron. Any tips on where to find something like this?
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jeffmpollock

Mar 13, 12 7:46

Post #90 of 320 (31952 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [%FTP] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Got mine at lowes. Also found at A-boy. Could likely find online. Should be 1/16 thick, about 1.5 in wide. Good luck!


BigBloke

Mar 13, 12 8:14

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [ComidaDeluxe] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

ComidaDeluxe -
Have you actually tried that setup on the road? I started with something similar before migrating to the method shown below because if your roads are anything like the ones here in NJ, surely that thing's gonna bounce around like crazy due to the weight of the Garmin 500.
Using the method below (which my friends refer to as a "Clark Mount") with a thick spoke (14 gauge, not what you'll find on expensive wheels) if's very stable on the bumpiest of roads.
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(This post was edited by BigBloke on Mar 14, 12 6:21)


415brian

Mar 13, 12 12:52

Post #92 of 320 (31874 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [beston] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Quote:
I ended up buying a 10' strip of plastic from the windows and doors section for $10.


great DIY solution! i'd like to replicate.

if i wanted to find the same plastics at home depot, any guidance on what i'd ask for, e.g. product name or application purpose?


beston

Mar 13, 12 12:57

Post #93 of 320 (31866 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [415brian] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I won't be home until later tonight, but I will get out the receipt and see If I can get an actual product number / description for you.

It was in the screen door section...


beston

Mar 13, 12 22:04

Post #94 of 320 (31776 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [415brian] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Here's a little more information on the plastic I purchased from Home Depot.
•731677350005 Porch Screen Base 3 1/2"
•The price was $10.45 for 10'

Although the product is made in the USA, I bought it in Canada. I don't know if there would be differences with what's available in the US. I've attached a picture of the actual piece so you can get an idea of what to look for.







415brian

Mar 13, 12 22:05

Post #95 of 320 (31774 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [beston] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

perfect - thanks!


ComidaDeluxe

Mar 13, 12 22:46

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Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [BigBloke] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

It's road tested and holds steady with a 310. I've never used a 500, but it's bigger than a 310, not sure about the weight difference. Angling it up helped but mainly I think it's the fact that I have more of the spoke secured straight to the bar than I have exposed. There's a good 3-4 inches of spoke extending along the bars under the tape.


ccassidy

Mar 14, 12 15:53

Post #97 of 320 (31628 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [ComidaDeluxe] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Beston - where do your hands go...........


beston

Mar 14, 12 19:31

Post #98 of 320 (31574 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [ccassidy] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have moved the mount back an inch or so, but the mount still covers about half of the grip.

When normally riding, my hands feel most comfortable when gripping the shifter body (the lever sits between my fingers) and I never seem to hold much of the grip anyway.

Having said that, I haven't ridden the bike since putting on the mount, so I can't yet confirm that this is the best position for me.


simpy16

Mar 14, 12 20:44

Post #99 of 320 (31555 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [drgwood] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I emailed Quarq and heard that the Lopro 500 mount is scheduled to be released in May 2012.

I think it may be just close enough that I will wait to see more about it and price before I buy another option.

Having it on the stem is ok for now, but i can see where in front of the handlebars would be pretty amazing.


simpy16

Mar 14, 12 20:53

Post #100 of 320 (31546 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Woodie] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Woodie,

Have you thought about making the Bar fly in a TT version that would mount via a screw clasp off of one of the extensions and then turn 90 degrees so that the face of the 500 would sit in-between the aerobars?

I currently have the profile design "bar" that tightens itself to the clip wrapped around the extension but after riding for a some time I find that bracket can start to rotate and get loose.

I am very interested in your Bar fly but would really love a TT version for my Speed Concept as I don't have a great way to mount it right now.


notAswimmer

Mar 26, 12 17:13

Post #101 of 320 (35871 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rlanger] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

rlanger wrote:
I use a Bontrager mount designed for their Node computers. Works great.

I decided to take this idea one step further. Went to my local Trek store, ordered Trek Part #424838 for $20. To my surprise , it came in official looking Bontrager packaging:



This mount is well built and crazy adjustable. Problem is, the Garmin base has rounded edges:



I decided to dremel the rounded edges and rubber band catches off the Garmin base, flip the little set screw around in the Bontrager mount, and then use two washers to take up the gap in the mount so the Garmin base sits perfectly flat. The base has a hole right in the center as well, so the Bontrager set screw fits perfectly inside. Here's a quick mspaint:


After some work with the Dremel, the edges are gone and the Garmin base is flat. This picture also shows the reversed set screw in the Bontrager mount:



Drop some superglue on the set screw, add the two washers. More superglue on the mount where it meets the modified Garmin base, and drop on the base. Notice that the set screw is recessed nicely into the Garmin mount so the Edge 500 can snap on without any issues. Also, the tabs on either side of the base that secure the unit are free to flex and hold the Edge 500 in place as designed by Garmin.



Here's the finished product. The mount is completely adjustable; you can move it as high or as low as you want. There's a bit of a space between the unit and the bar, so I assume it would fit a Edge 800 as well.



Simple, adjustable, and works great. I like that some vendors are stepping up here, but I haven't seen something that beats DIY just yet.


rlanger

Mar 26, 12 18:28

Post #102 of 320 (35825 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [notAswimmer] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Awesome work!

Yes, it is a very high quality mount. I don't have the space on mine to flip the stem because it's mounted behind the hydration system between my aerobars. Might do you're hack for my roadie though. Looks great.


waupaca11

Mar 27, 12 8:38

Post #103 of 320 (35660 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [grosso27] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

grosso27 wrote:
i don't understand why you guys are going through all this trouble. doesn't the FSA control center mount do exactly what you're looking for?
granted, it doesn't have the built-in 1/4 turn mount, it give you two pivot points, so you can mount the Edge flush with your bars.

Also, ran across this, thought it was interesting, if for nothing other than design ideas:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/25g-Carbon-Bike-Stem-Speedometer-Bracket-Computer-mount-/251010977240?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a716b8dd8#ht_9413wt_1202



I have one of these on my DA. Nice except that 75mm is looong. I'll get some pics up later.


Ironma'am

Mar 28, 12 12:59

Post #104 of 320 (35541 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rlanger] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

How did you attach the Garmin mount to the Bontrager mount?

The platform on the Bontrager mount is small and rectangular.


rlanger

Mar 28, 12 13:05

Post #105 of 320 (35563 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Ironma'am] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I just used the o-ring bands and strapped the Garmin mount onto the Node platform. Works fine.


Ironma'am

Mar 28, 12 13:49

Post #106 of 320 (35534 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rlanger] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

It looks like there is something between your platform and the Garmin mount. I purchased the Bontrager mount and the platform is very small, 1cm x 3cm, and I cannot find a way to put the Garmin on directly. I think I will need something in between the 2.

Perhaps I have a slightly different mount, or the mount has changed? What I bought was the Bontrager Adjustable Computer Mount, Trek Part # 424838.

Thanks!


Ironma'am

Mar 29, 12 17:52

Post #107 of 320 (35352 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [notAswimmer] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Somehow I missed this post. This is the exact mount that I bought. I love what you did! Thanks for the detail. You must have purchased a bolt to have one to put the mount around the bar, and another into the Garmin. Do you know what size you used? Does it resist rotational forces well when putting the computer on?

I'm thinking about trying this with a Garmin 800 and aerobars. I think there will be room for everything.


notAswimmer

Mar 30, 12 8:15

Post #108 of 320 (35224 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Ironma'am] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Ironma'am wrote:
You must have purchased a bolt to have one to put the mount around the bar, and another into the Garmin. Do you know what size you used?
Nope, I didn't use any extra bolts, just the two washers to take up the gap. All the bolts you see in the photos came with the mount.

Ironma'am wrote:
Does it resist rotational forces well when putting the computer on?
So far. It's solid with the superglue. I try to be gentle and hold the base when twisting the computer on and off, but it seems plenty strong. I've done about 200 miles with this setup and taken the computer on and off a dozen or so times. No problems yet.


Ironma'am

Mar 30, 12 11:55

Post #109 of 320 (35167 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [notAswimmer] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Looking at the first picture in your post, with the mount still in the packaging, I see a screw in the hole of the platform. Mine did not come with a screw in that location. I think that is why I am one screw short.

Of course, there could be other explanations why I am one screw short.... LOL!


%FTP

Mar 30, 12 19:27

Post #110 of 320 (38658 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

You inspired me to get out the dremel...








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DB758201

Mar 31, 12 18:20

Post #111 of 320 (38552 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [%FTP] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Just thought I'd let you guys in on some info I found out this week. I stopped by AceCo, the makers of the K-edge chain catcher, this week here in Boise. I was picking up some go pro mounts and they showed me the new unseen yet garmin mount they are manufacturing. The first 30 or so were at anodize. When they get back they will be potographed to add to thier catalog then they will be shipped to Europe to be used by the pro teams in upcoming races. You might spot them on the pro bikes in the next couple of weeks. Not sure what the pricing will be as I didn't ask but trust me they will be worth it as the machining was incredible. It will work with all garmin computers with the turn lock and will put the computer directly in front of the stem. Saw a bunch of other very cool prototypes they were working on for gopro too.


geetee

Apr 1, 12 5:58

Post #112 of 320 (38473 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [DB758201] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

DB758201 wrote:
Just thought I'd let you guys in on some info I found out this week. I stopped by AceCo, the makers of the K-edge chain catcher, this week here in Boise. I was picking up some go pro mounts and they showed me the new unseen yet garmin mount they are manufacturing. The first 30 or so were at anodize. When they get back they will be potographed to add to thier catalog then they will be shipped to Europe to be used by the pro teams in upcoming races. You might spot them on the pro bikes in the next couple of weeks. Not sure what the pricing will be as I didn't ask but trust me they will be worth it as the machining was incredible. It will work with all garmin computers with the turn lock and will put the computer directly in front of the stem. Saw a bunch of other very cool prototypes they were working on for gopro too.

Assuming it mounts the Garmin in front of the stem, does it put the computer in line with the plane of the stem, or slightly above?


DB758201

Apr 1, 12 7:13

Post #113 of 320 (38454 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [geetee] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

It mounts the computer in line with the plane of the stem. They made sure to point that out to me.


rebem

Apr 2, 12 3:43

Post #114 of 320 (38336 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [DB758201] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks to everyone here I was inspired to make my own mount, so here are my first two prototypes. Number one used the whole Garmin mount, while number 2 is the same mount ground down to lose the elastic band tabs. I then used a countersunk screw in the middle, and if you look carefully there's a tiny little allen key bolt also holding the Garmin mount down on number 2 so it doesn't twist when you insert the Garmin unit. The aluminium is from a whiteboard pen holder, spacers are little collars from a hobby shop, bolts and washers from the local hardware store. I'm liking number 2 so I'll round off the edges and paint it when I get a chance. Sits nicely out front and there is no perceivable vibration when riding on the rough roads in Perth (Australia) hills.



...and the with the Garmin mounted:




Tillquist

Apr 2, 12 10:42

Post #115 of 320 (38242 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rebem] [In reply to] Quote | Reply









Just stated my new project. A custom mount for Garmin 200/500/800 to mach my 3T stem.

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

My TT bike
BMC TM01


BMANX

Apr 2, 12 10:48

Post #116 of 320 (38232 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Dude I love your work and still rocking the aluminum speedplay butterflies.


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hayai_240

Apr 2, 12 13:22

Post #117 of 320 (38144 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

That mount looks awesome! Please sell me one. I've got the same 3T stem and would love the same one if possible.


Tillquist

Apr 2, 12 13:27

Post #118 of 320 (38133 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [hayai_240] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

hayai_240 wrote:
That mount looks awesome! Please sell me one. I've got the same 3T stem and would love the same one if possible.


When i finish and look as I want. Then you Can buy one :-)

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

My TT bike
BMC TM01

(This post was edited by Tillquist on Apr 4, 12 7:56)


Tillquist

Apr 4, 12 7:58

Post #119 of 320 (37961 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply











Then there is created a version 2 today, it is more stable and robust constructed than the first model.

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

My TT bike
BMC TM01


ms6073

Apr 4, 12 11:52

Post #120 of 320 (37901 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

That is very nice bit of kit, especially since it would work for many road and tri/tt bikes with stems with correct faceplate bolt dimensions. Would be even nicer if you could also make one that fit integrated road bars like the FSA Plasma or Pro Stealth Evo.
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IamRobot

Apr 4, 12 12:14

Post #121 of 320 (37885 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have to say that is one awesome looking mount.

I'm competing against my current fitness level, and planning to kick my a**!


GZA

Apr 4, 12 14:54

Post #122 of 320 (37834 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [IamRobot] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Mine's on the way:



More at http://www.englishcycles.com/news/3-april-2012/

Thanks Rob!


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PaintIt

Apr 4, 12 16:15

Post #123 of 320 (37793 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

That mount is sweet. looks like the starship Enterprise. I have seen a lot of good stuff in this thread. keep it coming.


SuperDave

Apr 4, 12 21:37

Post #124 of 320 (37727 views)
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Not one photo of the new 3T Integra?


cendres

Apr 6, 12 15:27

Post #125 of 320 (37513 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply




[/quote]
That's extremely elegant. Nicely done.

Here's mine. I made this with just basic hand tools. I don't own so much as a drill press...




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jeremyb

Apr 6, 12 16:11

Post #126 of 320 (34620 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Tillquist wrote:



Then there is created a version 2 today, it is more stable and robust constructed than the first model.



Very nice, was this your inspiration?




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rebem

Apr 8, 12 0:19

Post #127 of 320 (34480 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

A word of warning guys - beware of metal fatigue. My Garmin overtook me on a downhill today at about 50kmh and rolled off into the bushes. Found it luckily but it looks like I'm either back to the drawing board or I'll be begging Tillquist for one of his Starship Enterprise mounts!




cendres

Apr 8, 12 8:02

Post #128 of 320 (34389 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rebem] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

rebem wrote:
A word of warning guys - beware of metal fatigue. My Garmin overtook me on a downhill today at about 50kmh and rolled off into the bushes. Found it luckily but it looks like I'm either back to the drawing board or I'll be begging Tillquist for one of his Starship Enterprise mounts!



That's a drag. At least you got it back. The first mount I created stupidly used only industrial epoxy to hold the disc to the aluminum extension. The bond failed, my 500 went skittering out into the middle of the road and was promptly crunched by an oblivious Mini driver. I really should have known better. Sigh.

Forming a sharp 90° bend in flat stock is always going to be a problem sooner or later. For your next iteration, maybe try to form a curve instead?
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(This post was edited by cendres on Apr 8, 12 8:11)


rebem

Apr 8, 12 17:02

Post #129 of 320 (34260 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [cendres] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

cendres wrote:
That's a drag. At least you got it back. The first mount I created stupidly used only industrial epoxy to hold the disc to the aluminum extension. The bond failed, my 500 went skittering out into the middle of the road and was promptly crunched by an oblivious Mini driver. I really should have known better. Sigh.

Forming a sharp 90° bend in flat stock is always going to be a problem sooner or later. For your next iteration, maybe try to form a curve instead?

Thanks Cendres and sorry to hear about your 500!

I didn't form the bend in my mount, it was already there from the manufacture of the aluminium. It's an old whiteboard pen holder (tray on the bottom of whiteboards) so I just drilled a few holes and filed the curves into it. Might have to reinforce it somehow - maybe with another piece as a second angle mount... Lots of thinking to do but what a fun project!

Nice photos BTW.


Tillquist

Apr 9, 12 6:54

Post #130 of 320 (34141 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rebem] [In reply to] Quote | Reply











Prototype 3:
[list]Weight: 12,8 g
The 3ed model is now complete.
The locking mechanism is now machined into the mount.[/list]

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

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cendres

Apr 9, 12 6:59

Post #131 of 320 (34134 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Tillquist wrote:



Prototype 3:
[list]Weight: 12,8 g
The 3ed model is now complete.
The locking mechanism is now machined into the mount.[/list]

Very nicely done! I need a CNC mill.
http://www.hotridesphoto.com


cendres

Apr 9, 12 7:08

Post #132 of 320 (34126 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rebem] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks rebem. Here's a thought: Rather than doubling up, you might want to try starting from scratch with a piece of flat aluminum stock and creating a gentle bend rather than a sharp crease. You can get a good length of this at any hardware store for just a couple of dollars.
http://www.hotridesphoto.com


Ironma'am

Apr 9, 12 7:25

Post #133 of 320 (32846 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have mount envy. I love the Starship Enterprise look!
I wonder if it would clear the aerobars on 3T Mistrals, if used on the top stem screws? You need to market this one.


jmh

Apr 9, 12 7:34

Post #134 of 320 (32835 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Very cool.

I would make one note.

One of the benefits of the Garmin mount is that there is a tab that engages the into the notch of the bottom of the "wings" on the bottom of the 500. This keeps the 500 from rotating and fixes it into a proper orientation. Your new mount without the Garmin mount does not have this positive lock. I see you have a friction mount at both the top and bottom to engage the wings. But, I would be concerned the the 500 could rotate free or be rattled and rotated and eject. I think your version 2 is better because of it's use of the standard Garmin mount.


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yakimarack

Apr 9, 12 7:49

Post #135 of 320 (32827 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

where can I get one of these?


Tillquist

Apr 9, 12 10:03

Post #136 of 320 (32772 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jmh] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

jmh wrote:
Very cool.

I would make one note.

One of the benefits of the Garmin mount is that there is a tab that engages the into the notch of the bottom of the "wings" on the bottom of the 500. This keeps the 500 from rotating and fixes it into a proper orientation. Your new mount without the Garmin mount does not have this positive lock. I see you have a friction mount at both the top and bottom to engage the wings. But, I would be concerned the the 500 could rotate free or be rattled and rotated and eject. I think your version 2 is better because of it's use of the standard Garmin mount.



No, the Garmin 500 will not rotate.

There are 2 knobs on each side that hold the computer in place.

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

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BMC TM01


bcellis

Apr 10, 12 5:18

Post #137 of 320 (32671 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Very slick. Are you just making these as a 1-off for yourself or do you have plans to sell these on the side?

If you're planning to sell on the side, do you have any thoughts on making the bolt pattern mount 'universal'?


rebem

Apr 10, 12 5:30

Post #138 of 320 (32660 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [bcellis] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

bcellis wrote:
Very slick. Are you just making these as a 1-off for yourself or do you have plans to sell these on the side?

If you're planning to sell on the side, do you have any thoughts on making the bolt pattern mount 'universal'?

I second that - would be VERY interested in one if you could match my Specialized bolt pattern - looks similar to the 3T.


Crawdad

Apr 13, 12 8:51

Post #139 of 320 (32397 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Tillquist wrote:





This thing is incredible. Can you tell us the distance (c-c) between the bolt holes on this mount? I have FSA stems. Would like to know about compatibility. I might even be willing to get the stems to match if I have to.

If you are serious about selling when you get it the way you want, I want two! Would you ship to US?

Prototype 3:
[list]Weight: 12,8 g
The 3ed model is now complete.
The locking mechanism is now machined into the mount.[/list]


IamRobot

Apr 13, 12 9:52

Post #140 of 320 (32358 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Tillquist wrote:


Absolutely fantastic work.

I would consider buying one if they were made available.

I'm competing against my current fitness level, and planning to kick my a**!


Rocketman

Apr 13, 12 22:50

Post #141 of 320 (32268 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

You win


Tom Maliszewski

Apr 14, 12 7:34

Post #142 of 320 (32192 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Wow. Very nice!

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ttx_tri

Apr 14, 12 8:02

Post #143 of 320 (32210 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SuperDave] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

never mind the stem and mount, how do you like the Joule GPS?

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yakimarack

Apr 22, 12 15:56

Post #144 of 320 (31744 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Tillquist wrote:
jmh wrote:
Very cool.

I would make one note.

One of the benefits of the Garmin mount is that there is a tab that engages the into the notch of the bottom of the "wings" on the bottom of the 500. This keeps the 500 from rotating and fixes it into a proper orientation. Your new mount without the Garmin mount does not have this positive lock. I see you have a friction mount at both the top and bottom to engage the wings. But, I would be concerned the the 500 could rotate free or be rattled and rotated and eject. I think your version 2 is better because of it's use of the standard Garmin mount.




No, the Garmin 500 will not rotate.

There are 2 knobs on each side that hold the computer in place.


bump... is this going to be on sale anytime soon?


(This post was edited by cyclops on Apr 22, 12 15:57)


Crawdad

Apr 24, 12 9:34

Post #145 of 320 (31585 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Tillquist wrote:






Prototype 3:
[list]Weight: 12,8 g
The 3ed model is now complete.
The locking mechanism is now machined into the mount.[/list]


Morten, I hope with the interest in your mount on this forum (and others) that you are considering marketing it. If so, can you give us any information? When will it be available? Where can we get it? Will it be made to fit other brands of stem? Can you give an update? I want my Garmin in front of my stem, but I'm holding out on other mounts in hopes that I can get one of yours.


Tillquist

Apr 24, 12 10:06

Post #146 of 320 (31553 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Crawdad] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks to all.

I have a full time job, 3 children and would like to go out and train a few hours a day.

So it's not many hours left in the end of the day.

I need a tool so I can make Garmin mount finished. I'll let you know when it's finished.

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

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montanez_c

Apr 26, 12 16:08

Post #147 of 320 (31369 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Will you be producing and selling these mounts?


hillier99

Apr 26, 12 19:51

Post #148 of 320 (31299 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Wow! That's slick.
Sell these mounts!
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godseyt

May 3, 12 21:33

Post #149 of 320 (30918 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Modified Profile Design computer mount. The included mounting hardware is junk and doesn't tighten down well without stripping so I drilled holes through each end and went the zip tie route.




rebem

May 6, 12 0:42

Post #150 of 320 (30750 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [godseyt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

3T have come out with their own stem and Garmin mount - the Integra Carbon.


I'm sure you've all seen this by now but it looks like we've inspired the manufacturers!

http://www.bikeradar.com/...omputer-mount-33927/


BMANX

May 6, 12 8:24

Post #151 of 320 (28607 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rebem] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

You think they could come up with something better and not so damn ugly. They should hire Tillquist to create some of their items because he obviously has a better eye than their current designers.


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bmeer

May 8, 12 18:03

Post #152 of 320 (28403 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [%FTP] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

%FTP wrote:
You inspired me to get out the dremel...








what metal did you use? i need to make one for my TT bike but i need to make it come back over the stem level to the floor so i can read it.


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%FTP

May 8, 12 19:41

Post #153 of 320 (28356 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [bmeer] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

1/16 inch thick 1-1/2 inch wide aluminum strip
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May 10, 12 2:30

Post #154 of 320 (28199 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [godseyt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

One step further, without the Profile mount:


With the zipties tight enough, it doesn't bounce, and it's nicely in my field of view just looking down (no head tilt required). With the Garmin mounted, I run one strip of clear adhesive tape over the computer and under the lower zip ties, ensuring that it's all pressed together, so it ends up being fairly stable. It would probably work without the tape, but I've stripped the slips from the twist-lock mount (see this), which requires something else to prevent it from ejecting.




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blackadder

May 10, 12 7:37

Post #155 of 320 (28100 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I would also like to purchase. I think you are on to something here. Please keep us updated with further developement and future availability!!


steepcreek

May 16, 12 10:44

Post #156 of 320 (27739 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

On your weight of 12.8g, does this include the additional length of the 2 stem bolts? or is this for just the mount?

Excellent work BTW.

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Tillquist

May 16, 12 11:09

Post #157 of 320 (27717 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [steepcreek] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

steepcreek wrote:
On your weight of 12.8g, does this include the additional length of the 2 stem bolts? or is this for just the mount?

Excellent work BTW.

It's just the mount.

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

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secondchancepro

May 16, 12 13:04

Post #158 of 320 (29101 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [notAswimmer] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

notAswimmer wrote:
rlanger wrote:
I use a Bontrager mount designed for their Node computers. Works great.


I decided to take this idea one step further. Went to my local Trek store, ordered Trek Part #424838 for $20. To my surprise , it came in official looking Bontrager packaging:



This mount is well built and crazy adjustable. Problem is, the Garmin base has rounded edges:



I decided to dremel the rounded edges and rubber band catches off the Garmin base, flip the little set screw around in the Bontrager mount, and then use two washers to take up the gap in the mount so the Garmin base sits perfectly flat. The base has a hole right in the center as well, so the Bontrager set screw fits perfectly inside. Here's a quick mspaint:


After some work with the Dremel, the edges are gone and the Garmin base is flat. This picture also shows the reversed set screw in the Bontrager mount:



Drop some superglue on the set screw, add the two washers. More superglue on the mount where it meets the modified Garmin base, and drop on the base. Notice that the set screw is recessed nicely into the Garmin mount so the Edge 500 can snap on without any issues. Also, the tabs on either side of the base that secure the unit are free to flex and hold the Edge 500 in place as designed by Garmin.



Here's the finished product. The mount is completely adjustable; you can move it as high or as low as you want. There's a bit of a space between the unit and the bar, so I assume it would fit a Edge 800 as well.



Simple, adjustable, and works great. I like that some vendors are stepping up here, but I haven't seen something that beats DIY just yet.

I just used the same mount on my P3, run between the aerobars. I would highly recommend not using super glue. Instead, if you keep the bolt as you show (in the 1st diagram), just flip the mount by loosening the allen screw on the side. If you put a small hole in the center of the garmin mount the screw will go right in and mount up as designed. No need for super glue (although a little blue loc-tite is probably a good idea).

Heres a crappy cell phone picture of mine, and the nokon I just added for a cleaner run out of the Zipp bars.




duyanh ton

May 19, 12 22:24

Post #159 of 320 (28924 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [cendres] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Hi,

i have PRO handlebar so love to buy one Garmin 500 custom mount from you.


Aralo

Jun 20, 12 17:23

Post #160 of 320 (27632 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

This looks sweet:
http://www.bikeradar.com/...dge-computers-34316/


notAswimmer

Jun 20, 12 21:09

Post #161 of 320 (27552 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Aralo] [In reply to] Quote | Reply




Finally, a decent looking, production quality piece. It lacks the second swivel adjustability of the Bontrager DIY mount, but adds the ability to move the unit closer to the bars. I hear K-Edge makes good stuff too.

Since I need to order a chain catcher for my new 'cross bike anyway, I might pick this up as well. I don't see it on their website yet, but the distributors seem to have it already.



tootalltri

Jun 20, 12 21:47

Post #162 of 320 (27519 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [notAswimmer] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

K-edge makes amazing stuff. I have their Go-pro mounts and actually knew about these a few months ago, just waiting for them to start shipping.....
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nws alpine

Jun 26, 12 10:36

Post #163 of 320 (27056 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [secondchancepro] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

secondchancepro wrote:
notAswimmer wrote:
rlanger wrote:
I use a Bontrager mount designed for their Node computers. Works great.


I decided to take this idea one step further. Went to my local Trek store, ordered Trek Part #424838 for $20. To my surprise , it came in official looking Bontrager packaging:



This mount is well built and crazy adjustable. Problem is, the Garmin base has rounded edges:



I decided to dremel the rounded edges and rubber band catches off the Garmin base, flip the little set screw around in the Bontrager mount, and then use two washers to take up the gap in the mount so the Garmin base sits perfectly flat. The base has a hole right in the center as well, so the Bontrager set screw fits perfectly inside. Here's a quick mspaint:


After some work with the Dremel, the edges are gone and the Garmin base is flat. This picture also shows the reversed set screw in the Bontrager mount:



Drop some superglue on the set screw, add the two washers. More superglue on the mount where it meets the modified Garmin base, and drop on the base. Notice that the set screw is recessed nicely into the Garmin mount so the Edge 500 can snap on without any issues. Also, the tabs on either side of the base that secure the unit are free to flex and hold the Edge 500 in place as designed by Garmin.



Here's the finished product. The mount is completely adjustable; you can move it as high or as low as you want. There's a bit of a space between the unit and the bar, so I assume it would fit a Edge 800 as well.



Simple, adjustable, and works great. I like that some vendors are stepping up here, but I haven't seen something that beats DIY just yet.


I just used the same mount on my P3, run between the aerobars. I would highly recommend not using super glue. Instead, if you keep the bolt as you show (in the 1st diagram), just flip the mount by loosening the allen screw on the side. If you put a small hole in the center of the garmin mount the screw will go right in and mount up as designed. No need for super glue (although a little blue loc-tite is probably a good idea).

Heres a crappy cell phone picture of mine, and the nokon I just added for a cleaner run out of the Zipp bars.


This is a perfect solution for me. I have a 310xt and all these mounts are meant for the edge computers. The 310xt quick mount interface is rotated 45* form the edge tabs. Now I can orient it the correct way.


Marky0524

Jun 27, 12 20:55

Post #164 of 320 (26886 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Are you willing to sell this mount? I need one pls thanks Mark


jeffmpollock

Jun 27, 12 21:08

Post #165 of 320 (26872 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [nws alpine] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I finally got around to making a new direct mount version. This time out of ~1/16 thick stainless steel. This is much harder to work with than the aluminum, but is really strong. My aluminum mount started to fail at the 90 degree bend. I avoided that kind of bend with the stainless. It took a few extra washers to clear the stem faceplate, but you get the idea. Garmin is inline with top of stem. Garmin is very secure, but I use one rubberband around garmin and mount to make sure it doesn't accidentally get twisted off.




jimifan73

Jun 30, 12 14:45

Post #166 of 320 (26653 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Here's what I came up with last weekend:




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(This post was edited by jimifan73 on Jun 30, 12 14:48)


Stelvio

Jul 1, 12 8:10

Post #167 of 320 (26549 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [notAswimmer] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Anyone use a shim to make the K-Edge work with 26.0 bars?

If so which one worked for you.

Thanks


notAswimmer

Jul 2, 12 7:15

Post #168 of 320 (26422 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Stelvio] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

My LBS is actually having problems getting their hands on the K-Edge mount for me. Any time it shows up in the computer, they show as sold-out almost immediately. I do see the unit on K-Edge's website now, but it also notes that the unit is "out of stock":

http://www.acecosportgroup.com/...for-garmin-edge.html

Has anyone ordered and received this mount yet?


nws alpine

Jul 6, 12 13:26

Post #169 of 320 (26159 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [nws alpine] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I got the mount and was able to build it in about 30 mins. I put the screw through the hole in the center of the garmin mount and then drilled one more small hole with a bolt and nut to keep it from twisting or moving. The mount is extremely secure and doesn't move at all. Very clean too.







riotgear

Jul 6, 12 13:36

Post #170 of 320 (26148 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [notAswimmer] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

notAswimmer wrote:
My LBS is actually having problems getting their hands on the K-Edge mount for me. Any time it shows up in the computer, they show as sold-out almost immediately. I do see the unit on K-Edge's website now, but it also notes that the unit is "out of stock":

http://www.acecosportgroup.com/...for-garmin-edge.html

Has anyone ordered and received this mount yet?

The Barfly mount will be available to most shops around 7/13. However, there are over 100 shops/chains that have it on their watchlist so the shops need to be quick to order.


So-Awesome

Jul 8, 12 20:58

Post #171 of 320 (25943 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffmpollock] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I recently purchased the bar fly and kedge for the Garmin Edge 500
I really didn't find anything I liked so I decided to make my own out of carbon fiber. I formed the fiber to a cabon fiber Control tech stem cap.
A Garmin mount is flushed into the top of the mount. The mount is very solid. I made my own mount to my liking somewhat matching the bike/frame's lines - here are some pics[/url][/img][/url][/img][/url][/img]


Cmikul

Jul 8, 12 22:10

Post #172 of 320 (25912 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

In case you're gauging interest in these mounts....I would buy 3.


So-Awesome

Jul 9, 12 8:27

Post #173 of 320 (25818 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Cmikul] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Which mounts are you referring to?


nebmot

Jul 9, 12 9:02

Post #174 of 320 (25800 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I'll buy one when your done! They look great!




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Jul 11, 12 5:06

Post #175 of 320 (25665 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Could you mount in reverse on the top bolts?

I'm interested also however for my MTB I would want to protect the computer a bit more. There reverse mount would allow of this :)

Sign me up...I'd pickup a couple (maybe more to pass around to friends).


BMANX

Jul 11, 12 6:21

Post #176 of 320 (26249 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I saw a custom stem that was build for a bike running a TriRig Omega with internal cabling and has a built in mount for the Garmin as well. Anyone on here? It is on a Cervelo road bike running the Omega upfront.


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Peter Mann

Jul 14, 12 20:37

Post #177 of 320 (26034 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [secondchancepro] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

This doesn't work so well.

The screw head doesn't allow the Garmin to properly snap and lock into place. The screw head sits too tall.
any ideas?


(This post was edited by Peter Mann on Jul 15, 12 4:30)


wasfast

Jul 15, 12 6:45

Post #178 of 320 (25904 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Peter Mann] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

The only threaded option that springs to mind is using a flat head screw. That will require you to modify the mount with a countersink so the flat head will sit flush. The thickness of the screw once "sunk" may also require a spacer/washer underneath to prevent it from bottoming out.


trp842

Jul 17, 12 17:09

Post #179 of 320 (25656 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [wasfast] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

You can drill a small indent into the Garmin computer itself (Garmin 500, not sure about other models) for the small screw head to fit into. I've done it with no problem. just be careful not to drill too deep.


JoeO

Jul 17, 12 20:06

Post #180 of 320 (25607 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

For my tri-bike, I just use one of those old-style Garmin quick-release mounts (the kind that uses zip-ties instead of elastic bands) on top of one of those little knob doo-dads you can attach to your aerobars. Like this



Didn't need to make anything and the little knob attachment only cost a few bucks.

For a road bike, however, I'd probably go with the K-edge if you could get it.


(This post was edited by JoeO on Jul 17, 12 20:07)


notAswimmer

Jul 19, 12 20:56

Post #181 of 320 (25407 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [notAswimmer] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

My LBS finally got the K-Edge in stock. It's a really nice piece, and the slider really allows it to fit the Edge 500 nicely. However, it sits way low on the bars, at the bottom edge:



Also, the locking mechanism is tight. Really tight. Tight enough I'm afraid it's going to snap off the bottom of the Edge 500 when I take it off, like others have experienced (http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?post=3140886). It actually left black marks on the bottom of the unit:



I guess I'm not too concerned about the bottom of the Edge 500 snapping off, because between Garmin and K-Edge, I assume one of them would help me out if the unit did break. However, the really low angle does bug me a bit. For $50, I wish it had the full range of adjustment that we can get with the
DIY Bontrager mount.

Oh well. It's a solid piece though... should work great on my 'cross bike, as it's certainly not falling off anytime soon!



So-Awesome

Jul 19, 12 21:13

Post #182 of 320 (25395 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [notAswimmer] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I bought a few k-edge mounts. Was way too tight on my 500 units. I did call garmin to ask them if I could purchase additional cases and they said no, not even for service issues. Also they told me that if you use another mount that it would likely break the mounting tabs on the case. I k-edge is too tight and if you remove it after every ride as I do with mine then you will be purchasing additional computers in the near future. I like the flush plastic mounts from Garmin. They work great and are the sacrificial piece.


xntrickly

Jul 27, 12 8:48

Post #183 of 320 (26155 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [So-Awesome] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Folks might want to try Martyn Harris at http://www.racewaredirect.co.uk/ because he has a version similar to the Barfly but better priced (IMHO) and he can modify things so that you can fit your 500 between bars with tight extensions. The road version is very stiff while the custom TT version is flexible enough that you push up on it a bit to engage the 500 and then when you let go it sits nicely between the bars (though admittedly will vibrate on very rough grounds). No problems and I think I paid about $35 shipped.

TT bike version:


Road bike version:

Regards.




So-Awesome wrote:
I bought a few k-edge mounts. Was way too tight on my 500 units. I did call garmin to ask them if I could purchase additional cases and they said no, not even for service issues. Also they told me that if you use another mount that it would likely break the mounting tabs on the case. I k-edge is too tight and if you remove it after every ride as I do with mine then you will be purchasing additional computers in the near future. I like the flush plastic mounts from Garmin. They work great and are the sacrificial piece.


So-Awesome

Jul 27, 12 9:09

Post #184 of 320 (26139 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [xntrickly] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have one of those and my Garmin looked like a wet noodle! The K-edge is alot better but I prefer the custom one I built for my Road Bike.





xntrickly wrote:
Folks might want to try Martyn Harris at http://www.racewaredirect.co.uk/ because he has a version similar to the Barfly but better priced (IMHO) and he can modify things so that you can fit your 500 between bars with tight extensions. The road version is very stiff while the custom TT version is flexible enough that you push up on it a bit to engage the 500 and then when you let go it sits nicely between the bars (though admittedly will vibrate on very rough grounds). No problems and I think I paid about $35 shipped.

TT bike version:


Road bike version:

Regards.




So-Awesome wrote:
I bought a few k-edge mounts. Was way too tight on my 500 units. I did call garmin to ask them if I could purchase additional cases and they said no, not even for service issues. Also they told me that if you use another mount that it would likely break the mounting tabs on the case. I k-edge is too tight and if you remove it after every ride as I do with mine then you will be purchasing additional computers in the near future. I like the flush plastic mounts from Garmin. They work great and are the sacrificial piece.


SkippyKitten

Jul 27, 12 10:43

Post #185 of 320 (26085 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [xntrickly] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

+1 for Racewaredirect. Tt extension version works perfectly.




michael_runs

Jul 27, 12 13:23

Post #186 of 320 (26034 views)
Garmin 500 custom mount [In reply to] Quote | Reply

PVC pipe (painted black), cut to fit, holes drilled for zip ties. Pretty simple and perfect position.






talderson

Jul 27, 12 17:32

Post #187 of 320 (25969 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [So-Awesome] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have a race ware mount both time trial and road. The road version has been updated to be made stiffer. The current versions of both are excellent. Worth the money.


Ironma'am

Jul 27, 12 18:17

Post #188 of 320 (25939 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SkippyKitten] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Does the TT version mount perpendicular to the aerobars, so that the Garmin sits parallel to the bars?


SkippyKitten

Jul 28, 12 9:42

Post #189 of 320 (25848 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Ironma'am] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Yes it does.


nebmot

Jul 28, 12 10:24

Post #190 of 320 (25831 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [michael_runs] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have the same thing on both of my TT bikes. =]




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Ironma'am

Jul 28, 12 17:01

Post #191 of 320 (25761 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SkippyKitten] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Ouch! $45 to the US.


jordan.tri

Jul 28, 12 17:48

Post #192 of 320 (25748 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [xntrickly] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

hm


Tillquist

Aug 4, 12 8:21

Post #193 of 320 (25395 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply







Weight: 13,3 gram

Now it must be tested in the near future.

It is designed only for 3T Team stem and others stems who have the bolt width of 28mm.

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

My TT bike
BMC TM01


nws alpine

Aug 4, 12 8:42

Post #194 of 320 (25386 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Mount looks great. Would be nice to anodize it black.


Tillquist

Aug 4, 12 9:26

Post #195 of 320 (25369 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [nws alpine] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

nws alpine wrote:
Mount looks great. Would be nice to anodize it black.

It Well be..... :-)

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

My TT bike
BMC TM01


Crawdad

Aug 8, 12 11:32

Post #196 of 320 (25124 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Looks great Morten. If there were a way to create a hinge between the stem bolts to make the width adjustable (like a pair of binoculars) that would be great.

Anyway, while waiting for the Tillquist mount to be available, I made this.....

It's made from Delrin and has steel tubing running through the bolt holes for strength. It uses the original Garmin mount attached with smaller o'rings. It's a little bit heavier than the Tillquist, but works great- very sturdy.




Ex-cyclist

Aug 12, 12 17:06

Post #197 of 320 (24880 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

A friend of mine has come up with his own mounts. I'm posting these for him. They are for sale, but I don't want to post a link since the admins frown on that sort of thing. You can PM me for more info.













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Tillquist

Aug 16, 12 11:10

Post #198 of 320 (24626 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [nws alpine] [In reply to] Quote | Reply








Machine time total = 16 hours...

More picture here

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

My TT bike
BMC TM01

(This post was edited by Tillquist on Aug 16, 12 11:12)


Pooks

Aug 16, 12 13:34

Post #199 of 320 (24573 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Another great looking piece! So... any chance you are going to start riding with Ritchie WCS 4-Axis stems, make a pile of custom mounts, and have a few left over to give away???


jcaf

Aug 16, 12 16:56

Post #200 of 320 (24514 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

What bars are they ur usin do u have a link


Tillquist

Aug 17, 12 0:44

Post #201 of 320 (24154 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jcaf] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

It's a Oval A921 barsbar.

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

My TT bike
BMC TM01


Fat_Ironman

Aug 17, 12 5:38

Post #202 of 320 (24090 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [415brian] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I liked your idea. I cut mine, used the Velcro strap on the part with the computer. Computer is mounted to small plate with zip ties, rubber bands worked too. I never take the torpedo mount off anyway. Drilled 2 holes in back of torpedo bottle mount. It's attached with 4 zip ties. Will post pics later
Bryan


Design Cycles

Aug 20, 12 10:16

Post #203 of 320 (23901 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Ex-cyclist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Hello everyone. I am the creator of the FlipLoc mount and wanted to address a few questions and comments. Ex-Cyclist has gotten a lot of private messages regarding the FlipLoc mount since his original post and has asked me to introduce myself so people can get a quicker response. The mount is available in two versions. One is for standard 31.8mm handlebars and the other is for 22.2mm aerobars. Both can be purchased on online auction sites and they are also available for a few dollars less directly through our site:

http://www.designcycles.net

The mounts are compatible with the Garmin Edge 500/200. It is currently available in black, but additional colors may be available in the future. We are also working on a version for the Forerunner 310XT. I may be opening pandora's box by offering this, but we are always looking for suggestions to develop the next great thing. If there is something you'd really like to see, drop us a line. We might just make it a reality. Thanks for all the interest and support thus far and stay tuned for more news in the future!


djb_rh

Aug 25, 12 11:19

Post #204 of 320 (23543 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Related question: does anyone make the male portion of the Garmin Edge mount so you could screw it to an iPhone case or something to put other devices into your Edge mount? Ie. the other half of your what people are posting here...


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RRWJ

Aug 25, 12 18:37

Post #205 of 320 (23463 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Design Cycles wrote:
Hello everyone. I am the creator of the FlipLoc mount and wanted to address a few questions and comments. Ex-Cyclist has gotten a lot of private messages regarding the FlipLoc mount since his original post and has asked me to introduce myself so people can get a quicker response. The mount is available in two versions. One is for standard 31.8mm handlebars and the other is for 22.2mm aerobars. Both can be purchased on online auction sites and they are also available for a few dollars less directly through our site:

http://www.designcycles.net

The mounts are compatible with the Garmin Edge 500/200. It is currently available in black, but additional colors may be available in the future. We are also working on a version for the Forerunner 310XT. I may be opening pandora's box by offering this, but we are always looking for suggestions to develop the next great thing. If there is something you'd really like to see, drop us a line. We might just make it a reality. Thanks for all the interest and support thus far and stay tuned for more news in the future!


multisport4me

Aug 25, 12 18:45

Post #206 of 320 (23450 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [RRWJ] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

RRWJ wrote:
Design Cycles wrote:
Hello everyone. I am the creator of the FlipLoc mount and wanted to address a few questions and comments. Ex-Cyclist has gotten a lot of private messages regarding the FlipLoc mount since his original post and has asked me to introduce myself so people can get a quicker response. The mount is available in two versions. One is for standard 31.8mm handlebars and the other is for 22.2mm aerobars. Both can be purchased on online auction sites and they are also available for a few dollars less directly through our site:

http://www.designcycles.net

The mounts are compatible with the Garmin Edge 500/200. It is currently available in black, but additional colors may be available in the future. We are also working on a version for the Forerunner 310XT. I may be opening pandora's box by offering this, but we are always looking for suggestions to develop the next great thing. If there is something you'd really like to see, drop us a line. We might just make it a reality. Thanks for all the interest and support thus far and stay tuned for more news in the future!

Count me in on a 310xt/910xt version for 22.2mm.


Crawdad

Aug 26, 12 16:23

Post #207 of 320 (23327 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I ordered the Flip-Loc from the direct website. It shipped the same day and I got it a couple of days later. This thing is awesome. I got the 31.8 version and it fits perfectly and is very stable. There is no vibration at all. It holds the computer very snugly but not too tight. I plan on ordering another one to replace my homemade mount on my other bike. Nice job Design Cycles.


mancona

Aug 26, 12 18:02

Post #208 of 320 (23275 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Does the current 31.8 version work with the edge 800 as well, or only the 200/500?

ZOOT ULTRA Team


Design Cycles

Aug 26, 12 21:25

Post #209 of 320 (23241 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [mancona] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

mancona wrote:
Does the current 31.8 version work with the edge 800 as well, or only the 200/500?


The FlipLoc STD 31.8mm was not designed for the Edge 800. It was a difficult decision, but we ultimately went with a design that keeps the Edge 500/200 low and close to the stem. With that said, I have tested the Edge 800 with mixed success. It usually bumps into the stem bolts when giving it a 1/4 turn. However, I do know of some that are using the Edge 800 without problems. I do not know what stem they are using.


Design Cycles

Aug 26, 12 21:31

Post #210 of 320 (23235 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Crawdad] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Crawdad wrote:
I ordered the Flip-Loc from the direct website. It shipped the same day and I got it a couple of days later. This thing is awesome. I got the 31.8 version and it fits perfectly and is very stable. There is no vibration at all. It holds the computer very snugly but not too tight. I plan on ordering another one to replace my homemade mount on my other bike. Nice job Design Cycles.

Glad to hear it worked out! We're trying our best to get these orders out the door ASAP and usually get them out the same or following day. For those of you who have recently ordered the FlipLoc Aero 22.2mm, the wait is almost over. Orders should be shipped on 8/29. Thanks for your patience.


Design Cycles

Aug 26, 12 21:37

Post #211 of 320 (23239 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [multisport4me] (Deleted by Design Cycles) [In reply to]

 


rph60

Aug 27, 12 4:23

Post #212 of 320 (23182 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

31.8 works great. Very stable and doesn't move around.. Very quick delivery..


JPDMD25

Aug 27, 12 6:16

Post #213 of 320 (23151 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [michael_runs] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Just copied this last night and it was great on my ride this morning. Thanks for the idea..final cost = $4


Tillquist

Sep 5, 12 22:12

Post #214 of 320 (22749 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rph60] [In reply to] Quote | Reply



NEW Garmin mount

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

My TT bike
BMC TM01


ollie3856

Sep 5, 12 23:04

Post #215 of 320 (22730 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Barfly TT mount on its way http://www.bikerumor.com/...ion-for-triathletes/




Design Cycles

Sep 30, 12 20:15

Post #216 of 320 (21746 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [ollie3856] [In reply to] Quote | Reply




Spy photos from Design Cycles! Can anyone spot the new features?
http://www.designcycles.net


nebmot

Sep 30, 12 21:02

Post #217 of 320 (21712 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

is it going to support the 800?




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rph60

Oct 1, 12 5:40

Post #218 of 320 (21633 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Reversible...Tabs in line with extension... Need one for 800!!


(This post was edited by rph60 on Oct 1, 12 5:43)


Design Cycles

Oct 1, 12 7:04

Post #219 of 320 (21594 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rph60] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

rph60 wrote:
Reversible...Tabs in line with extension... Need one for 800!!

As always, the FlipLoc mounts are reversible which gives you lots of mounting possibilities. The tabs are realigned for compatible with the Edge 800/500/200 and Forerunner 310XT/910XT. All of our mounts very soon will come standard with red aluminum hardware. This model is less than 10g and will be available soon for the same price of $35 with free shipping.


pagan

Oct 1, 12 7:08

Post #220 of 320 (21590 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [bwain] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

bwain wrote:
That bike is sick looking.

Carry on.............

x2. (..wiping drool off mouth.)

k


rph60

Oct 1, 12 9:53

Post #221 of 320 (21532 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

True that 800 mounts ok but when in line with stem hits the bar... Need little longer extension.. Overall great product..


iansimpao

Oct 2, 12 8:18

Post #222 of 320 (21463 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Design Cycles wrote:
As always, the FlipLoc mounts are reversible which gives you lots of mounting possibilities. The tabs are realigned for compatible with the Edge 800/500/200 and Forerunner 310XT/910XT. All of our mounts very soon will come standard with red aluminum hardware. This model is less than 10g and will be available soon for the same price of $35 with free shipping.

Does this mean that the 310XT will mount on the FlipLoc vertically and not on its side? Not sure if this just means that the 310XT will fit. Thanks!

http://raceyourself.ph/


Design Cycles

Oct 2, 12 19:25

Post #223 of 320 (21374 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [iansimpao] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

iansimpao wrote:
Design Cycles wrote:
As always, the FlipLoc mounts are reversible which gives you lots of mounting possibilities. The tabs are realigned for compatible with the Edge 800/500/200 and Forerunner 310XT/910XT. All of our mounts very soon will come standard with red aluminum hardware. This model is less than 10g and will be available soon for the same price of $35 with free shipping.


Does this mean that the 310XT will mount on the FlipLoc vertically and not on its side? Not sure if this just means that the 310XT will fit. Thanks!

That is correct. The Edge is secured by turning it 45 degrees in one direction and the Forerunner is turned 45 degrees in the other direction. Thus the displays of both can be positioned so they are readable.


iansimpao

Oct 2, 12 20:57

Post #224 of 320 (21332 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Cool! Do let us know when this is available!

http://raceyourself.ph/


vikingmd

Oct 3, 12 6:20

Post #225 of 320 (21235 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Damn I just bought a TT mount from you guys 2days ago. The new improvements look good.


iansimpao

Oct 5, 12 0:17

Post #226 of 320 (21646 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I'm assuming you'll also be modifying the handlebar mounts to also work with the 310XT? As soon as you do, I'll get both an aerobar and a handlebar mount!

http://raceyourself.ph/


talderson

Oct 5, 12 14:02

Post #227 of 320 (21543 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SkippyKitten] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Had my race ware TT mount snap during a race last weekend. I had my standard mount snap which was replaced by race ware with a more sturdy design. My opinion is the material fatigues and cracks over time. I am switching them both to something metal. Its just not a durable product.


Donzo98

Oct 5, 12 15:36

Post #228 of 320 (21506 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

PaintIt wrote:
My stem is 110mm and my friend has his on a 140mm stem so I think either way works. you can just make out my friends mount in this picture.

Nice bike... What saddle is that??


bhurley

Oct 9, 12 8:52

Post #229 of 320 (21342 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have the flip loc aero mount, and it works great. I was wondering if anyone has mounted it up at the end of the aero bars near the shifters. I was thinking about trying to peel back the bar tape and mount it at the end. In the aero position it might be nicer to have it at the end rather than between my elbow and wrists.


Frenchman

Oct 13, 12 14:13

Post #230 of 320 (21191 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Tillquist wrote:


I love it. Were you able to do this with standard parts? Looks like a hex head screw and a long extender. Where did you get those?


Tillquist

Oct 15, 12 0:16

Post #231 of 320 (21070 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Frenchman] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Yes, it's a long hew screw and a 9mm aluminum tubes.

I got it from my work.

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

My TT bike
BMC TM01


slidecontrol

Oct 15, 12 0:28

Post #232 of 320 (21065 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

damn my oval stem with the bolts that face the wrong way !!


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ericM40-44

Oct 15, 12 8:29

Post #233 of 320 (21004 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

for sale?


vegasrider

Oct 17, 12 10:05

Post #234 of 320 (20883 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [cendres] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have an integrated handlebar like yours. How did you secure the mount to the bar underneath? Would you be able to share some pics or give explanation? Thx~!


cendres

Oct 17, 12 10:19

Post #235 of 320 (20873 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [vegasrider] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

vegasrider wrote:
I have an integrated handlebar like yours. How did you secure the mount to the bar underneath? Would you be able to share some pics or give explanation? Thx~!

I simply mounted it using the two threaded holes on the underside of the PRO Stealth. Stealth EVO has the same mounts.
http://www.hotridesphoto.com


vegasrider

Oct 17, 12 11:24

Post #236 of 320 (20844 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Ex-cyclist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have been looking for a garmin mount for my integrated handlebar and I think your friend's mount made out of nylon might work great for me. Would you email me back so I can buy one? Chris: 5pmworker@gmail.com Thx!


vegasrider

Oct 17, 12 14:05

Post #237 of 320 (20809 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [cendres] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks Cendres! I was afraid you would say that because my handlebar doesn't have any pre-drilled threaded holes and I'm definitely not gonna drill into a carbon handlebar. Guess more searching for me :)


jmh

Nov 9, 12 8:38

Post #238 of 320 (20179 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [In reply to] Quote | Reply

SRAM's new offering. $20.

http://www.sram.com/...kview-computer-mount






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zambony

Nov 9, 12 9:16

Post #239 of 320 (20142 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jmh] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

looks great, for half the price of all other mounts available at the moment!!

I bought barfly TT to mount on my easton attack (old model, one piece) and it doesn't fit...
:(


Design Cycles

Nov 20, 12 21:09

Post #240 of 320 (19644 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Crawdad] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Hello everyone. I wanted to spread the word about our Black Friday Sale. All FlipLoc mounts will be $25 with free shipping worldwide on November 23 from 12:00AM - 11:59PM EST (or until we run out). Enjoy the ride and spread the word!


www.designcycles.net


nebmot

Nov 20, 12 21:52

Post #241 of 320 (19636 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Just confirming both of yours work with the 800, I thought I remember reading about a weight issue or something.




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Felt_Rider

Nov 21, 12 5:10

Post #242 of 320 (19565 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jmh] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Nice to see that SRAM is offering one at a much more reasonable price.

I was waiting for someone to bring one to the market at a lower price, but I recently tweaked my homemade mount to the point I think I will keep it a while as it seems to work with my overall setup a non-traditional torpedo mount location. I don't race so being absolutely aero is not as important to me as I wanted the Garmin located where I could see it good.

I thought I would provide links because the pictures are large if I add by URL.

Here is a close up for making an aerobar mount for really cheap. It is the version at the bottom on a piece of flat plastic.
http://www.thecyclingaddiction.blogspot.com/...-computer-mount.html


Here are a few pictures
http://www.thecyclingaddiction.blogspot.com/...est-refinements.html


(This post was edited by Felt_Rider on Nov 21, 12 5:12)


wasfast

Nov 21, 12 8:18

Post #243 of 320 (19504 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Felt_Rider] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

The SRAM does look nice but the computer doesn't sit flush with the stem top. I have a FlipLoc that I am pretty happy with that does. 2 slight niggles with the FlipLoc: 1) It still can slip if pushed accidentally despite torquing it down rather tight. Additional of "traction material" recommended on the bars or mount
2) The fit is very tight intitally. SLS uses a nylon material and it's very tough. Likewise, it doesn't flex like the stock Garmin mount when rotating in.

Overall, still happy with this choice in an every-widening set of choices to mount you Garmin.


Jon h

Nov 27, 12 9:44

Post #244 of 320 (19239 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Design Cycles wrote:
Hello everyone. I wanted to spread the word about our Black Friday Sale. All FlipLoc mounts will be $25 with free shipping worldwide on November 23 from 12:00AM - 11:59PM EST (or until we run out). Enjoy the ride and spread the word!


www.designcycles.net[/quote]

I ordered one on black friday. Shipping was really fast. Product looks very nice. I will post pictures tonight when I mount it and my conclusions then.


Jon h

Nov 27, 12 20:24

Post #245 of 320 (19109 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Jon h] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Like my Designcycles mount:



gralden

Dec 4, 12 14:49

Post #246 of 320 (18825 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Everyone have put together great looking Garmin mounts for both road and Tri-TT bikes,so it got me thinking about trying to create a design for my Trek Speed Concept to mount my new Edge 500 I just purchased. I am trying for as little frontal area as possible for the design as well as keeping it as low as possible above the aerobars. I am also looking at trying to minimize the rotation angle for clipping the computer to the mount, to help keep it low. Below are a couple of pictures of my concept, and yes it would be made from carbon fiber :o). Has anyone created a design like this does anyone know?, it might be easier just to buy it then to make a new design. Glen




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sjbeckett

Dec 5, 12 17:12

Post #247 of 320 (18673 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

PaintIt wrote:
Here are some shots of my custom Garmin 500 stem mount. Still need to paint it black but wanted to test it out before painting it. put the cumputer in a great position on the roadbike. A friend that works on race cars desined and built it for me after creating a few for his own bikes.

Post you custom garmin mounts

Here is one I designed for a Garmin 800. It mounts over the top of the stem cap.




Spencer Beckett
CyclePlanner Solutions LLC
https://www.cycleplanner.com


Tillquist

Dec 5, 12 22:22

Post #248 of 320 (18609 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [sjbeckett] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

sjbeckett wrote:
Here is one I designed for a Garmin 800. It mounts over the top of the stem cap.

How stable is it.

It is the only place with o-rings

Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
click here

My TT bike
BMC TM01


sjbeckett

Dec 6, 12 0:58

Post #249 of 320 (18586 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Tillquist wrote:
sjbeckett wrote:
Here is one I designed for a Garmin 800. It mounts over the top of the stem cap.

How stable is it.

It is the only place with o-rings

It is very stable. No movement side to side. The bracket is form fitted to the cap. You can see 3D models and, later today, some pictures at the website below.
Spencer Beckett
CyclePlanner Solutions LLC
https://www.cycleplanner.com


beston

Dec 6, 12 5:38

Post #250 of 320 (18537 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [gralden] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I did a very cheap version of what you are proposing and it does the trick for me. (just search for my name in this thread).

Just putting a 1" hole in the center was enough to keep the mount securely attached. It's very minimalist and easy to do. It might wear out over time, but for $10, I can make dozens of these things.

A carbon version would be cool, but one thing you'll have to account for is the width between extensions. At the moment, you have a design that will only properly fit your own bars:(.


dykey

Dec 6, 12 13:05

Post #251 of 320 (20633 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I make this one myself with 3d print technology


http://flic.kr/p/dxZV2X




PaintIt

Dec 6, 12 13:43

Post #252 of 320 (20618 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [dykey] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

  
I am hoping that you inserted a metal sleeve into the mounting holes before using that to mount the stem clamp. seems that the plastic would not be trustworthy to keep the bars on tight.


http://flic.kr/p/dxZV2X


sjbeckett

Dec 7, 12 14:04

Post #253 of 320 (20556 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

PaintIt wrote:

I am hoping that you inserted a metal sleeve into the mounting holes before using that to mount the stem clamp. seems that the plastic would not be trustworthy to keep the bars on tight.

^3

While the parts I produce on my 3D Printer are fairly robust, I don't think I would ever use them in a situation where their catastrophic failure could directly lead to loss of bicycle control...



.
Spencer Beckett
CyclePlanner Solutions LLC
https://www.cycleplanner.com


dykey

Dec 12, 12 13:42

Post #254 of 320 (20377 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [sjbeckett] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

There is not a metal sleeve into the mounting holes.
But the mount does not hold the stem clamp on his place.
see picture
http://www.flickr.com/...5005/in/photostream/

There is a locknut who hold the stem clamp, en keep the bars on tight.

So even when the plastic mount is damaged totally is does not directly lead to loss of bicycle control



sjbeckett

Dec 12, 12 17:49

Post #255 of 320 (20308 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [dykey] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

dykey wrote:
There is not a metal sleeve into the mounting holes.
But the mount does not hold the stem clamp on his place.
see picture
http://www.flickr.com/...5005/in/photostream/

There is a locknut who hold the stem clamp, en keep the bars on tight.

So even when the plastic mount is damaged totally is does not directly lead to loss of bicycle control

Excellent...
Spencer Beckett
CyclePlanner Solutions LLC
https://www.cycleplanner.com


gralden

Dec 16, 12 15:43

Post #256 of 320 (20158 views)
Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [beston] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Yes, the plastic mount would be very simple and easy to do, it looks nice. I had a little time this afternoon, so I decided to make a simple mount out of 1/16" thick aluminum sheet metal, I have a lot of this material just for custom purposes. This mount would only work on the center spacing of the Trek Speed Concept aerobars, but could be made to fit others without to much of a problem. I trimmed the lugs off the Garmin mounted and attached the mount to the aluminum sheet (threaded the aluminum) using 3mm stainless steel flat head screws, pretty simply. I made the computer sit as low as it could go and still be twist turned to attach. I frontal profile of the system is very small, very similar to other mounts I have made in the past. I drilled and tapped the aerobars to mount the aluminum sheet to with 3mm button head screws as well. I have used zip ties in the past as this would work just as well, but I thought I would go this way for my mount this time. Here are a couple of pictures of the finished product (computer not centered on the mount in this picture due to the angle of the photo, but is in real life). I will eventually paint the aluminum black to match the rest of the system.





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    E-Mail: glen@alden-designs.com


    beston

    Dec 16, 12 15:45

    Post #257 of 320 (20153 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [gralden] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Well done sir!


    dseiler

    Dec 30, 12 14:41

    Post #258 of 320 (19767 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Tillquist wrote:
    Yes, it's a long hew screw and a 9mm aluminum tubes.

    I got it from my work.

    Does your work sell the extensions to end users? I am interested in obtaining a pair for a Deda stem. Let me (us?) know what you can, when you can.


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    Design Cycles

    Dec 30, 12 17:26

    Post #259 of 320 (19700 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Jon h] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Jon h wrote:
    Like my Designcycles mount:

    Looks great... and we're having a sale through the end of the year. Check out our site for more details. http://www.designcycles.net


    Tillquist

    Dec 31, 12 7:25

    Post #260 of 320 (19587 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply









    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01


    dseiler

    Dec 31, 12 14:46

    Post #261 of 320 (19499 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Tillquist wrote:


    Positively gorgeous. Would love to be able to get something remotely similar for use with an Forerunner 310xt QR on a Deda Zero stem.


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    Tri Nut

    Dec 31, 12 14:58

    Post #262 of 320 (19494 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Just got mine. Seems to fit nice between the aerobars and so far very happy with it. Thanks.
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    brewerbry

    Dec 31, 12 15:30

    Post #263 of 320 (19483 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Santa brought me both the aerobar (22.2) and a handlebar (31.8) and they both work great! The handlebar mount puts the computer at the perfect spot to glance down and see it and the areobar mount is easily adjustable to move it to your desired sweet spot and it is really clean. i dig 'em both!


    Veloflyte

    Jan 11, 13 17:01

    Post #264 of 320 (18773 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [brewerbry] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    And here is yet another Garmin Mount....
    You may have seen my earlier attempts as producing a quality mount. A few were sold, but I was never happy with them.
    The carbon fiber in the new Veloflyte Mount is oriented vertically. This allows the rider to flex the mounting points inward to create the narrowest profile possible.
    The horizontally flexible mount also adds a level of protection for your expensive Garmin computer. If the computer is bumped, the mount simply flexes away, providing for shock absorption, and abrasion resistance to a certain degree.
    The pictures are of an early prototype so it is understandably crude. The finished unit will be aesthetically pleasing and very light weight at approximately 15 grams.



    VP

    Feb 10, 13 14:13

    Post #265 of 320 (17576 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply







    Tillquist

    Feb 10, 13 22:36

    Post #266 of 320 (17480 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    See a garmin Edge mount being made....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT5lq8-L9c4

    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01


    Tillquist

    Feb 11, 13 8:50

    Post #267 of 320 (17357 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [VP] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Hi VP


    You need a mount like his to your super bike....... :-)



    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01


    VP

    Feb 11, 13 23:39

    Post #268 of 320 (17249 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    I like to see the computer without moving my head :)


    BayAreaUser

    Feb 12, 13 13:08

    Post #269 of 320 (17156 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [VP] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    VP wrote:



    This looks pretty and all, but how functional is it for racing? Usually my hands are almost touching/fingers interlaced, specially at the bar ends. Seems like the computer would be in the way.


    VP

    Feb 12, 13 13:19

    Post #270 of 320 (17148 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [BayAreaUser] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    I worried about that too but it seems to work OK. The thumbs will be on the Di2 shifters and only the index fingers touch the crossbar. We'll see if it gets in the way when the season starts in about 7-8 weeks.


    snoop

    Feb 15, 13 15:52

    Post #271 of 320 (16982 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Hey tillquist! are you selling these just yet?

    Would be quite interested!

    impeccable work btw!


    nathasm

    Mar 3, 13 17:49

    Post #272 of 320 (16368 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [dykey] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    dykey wrote:
    I make this one myself with 3d print technology


    http://flic.kr/p/dxZV2X


    dykey: Would you be willing to share your CAD design? I have a 3d printer and wouldn't mind playing with it!


    lemond853

    Mar 7, 13 5:01

    Post #273 of 320 (16153 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [nathasm] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Here's the one I printed up.
    Our printer uses ABS, which I didn't feel was as flexible as nylon. So I had to make it with a 2 piece clamp. I use 2 #4 sheet metal screws that thread right into the plastic.

    Not a huge fan of white, but it's my design and I love it. I could always paint it, I suppose.

    Scott


    logboxusa

    Mar 14, 13 5:47

    Post #274 of 320 (15840 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [lemond853] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    this is my DIY prototype:


    now that it's tested and working fine, I will make some adjustments ;)
    best thing: $2.00 cost...


    jeffp

    Mar 14, 13 6:07

    Post #275 of 320 (15823 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [lemond853] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    I have to ask for the folks mounting it directly in front of the stem on road bars, what is the point? why not 4cm back on the big ol' stem with standard mount?

    on TT bike, i have seen data that between the bars may not be the best choice. very n=1, since it is the only data i have seen


    SC_NICK

    Mar 14, 13 6:24

    Post #276 of 320 (17109 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [lemond853] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    nice, i love seeing other peoples 3d printer projects. here's mine






    PaintIt

    Mar 14, 13 7:58

    Post #277 of 320 (17064 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffp] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    jeffp wrote:
    I have to ask for the folks mounting it directly in front of the stem on road bars, what is the point? why not 4cm back on the big ol' stem with standard mount?

    on TT bike, i have seen data that between the bars may not be the best choice. very n=1, since it is the only data i have seen


    For me It is easier to see when mounted out front. The other and main reason I did this is because when mounted on top of the stem it looks like crap IMO.


    jeffp

    Mar 14, 13 15:52

    Post #278 of 320 (17015 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    that is how i feel it looks sticking out in space in front. guess i am too old school in bikes. on a oad bike that 4cm means nothing to look at, your head is not out in front of it


    Ironma'am

    Mar 14, 13 15:58

    Post #279 of 320 (17011 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SC_NICK] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    That's just simply beautiful. Jealous!


    gralden

    Mar 14, 13 17:17

    Post #280 of 320 (16982 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SC_NICK] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Great looking design, 3D printing is so neat. Here is my final design, it just so happens to be attached to a BTA, it is completely hidden by the bottle.



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    Website: http://alden-designs.com/
    E-Mail: glen@alden-designs.com


    in10siv

    Mar 14, 13 18:29

    Post #281 of 320 (16965 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [gralden] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Awesome design! Can we get a few more pics?


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    gralden

    Mar 14, 13 18:47

    Post #282 of 320 (16957 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [in10siv] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Thanks, been working on it for some time. Please check out my website in the signiture line. I hope this helps.

    Custom Carbon Aero Components:
    Website: http://alden-designs.com/
    E-Mail: glen@alden-designs.com


    SC_NICK

    Mar 15, 13 5:53

    Post #283 of 320 (16909 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Ironma'am] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Ironma'am wrote:
    That's just simply beautiful. Jealous!

    no need to be jealous, i have a couple more. pm me if you want one.


    jeffp

    Mar 27, 13 12:11

    Post #284 of 320 (16385 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    I have to find me some of dat dare crow :)

    rigged one up last night and Nick is sending me a nicer one(fingers crossed we get it worked out right)

    if only I hadn't heard how many watts an Edge 500 can suck out of ya, this would all be unecessary :)

    Shout out to you NIck!!


    Kartlady

    May 5, 13 3:31

    Post #285 of 320 (15125 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeremyb] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Hi
    My mate loves this mount you custom made. Have you started making them yet for sale. Cos he would be interested.
    Thanks


    MNrunner

    May 5, 13 18:50

    Post #286 of 320 (15008 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Here's how I mounted the Garmin above a water bottle in the aerobars. Just bought 2 feet of 12 gauge wire at Home Depot for ¢.78 and used some needle nose pliers to shape a diameter slightly larger than the water bottle cage:














    ahhchon

    May 29, 13 20:50

    Post #287 of 320 (13956 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [MNrunner] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    i'm posting this for all the short fellows out there.

    being 5'3" i don't have a lot of retail space for tt bar bottle and computer. i took what the guy on page 7 did and made a slight change.

    what he did was put the zip ties on then computer then taped it on. probably a good idea. i mounted the bracket on using the o-rings given. that significantly decreased the amount of play i got. perhaps i got more play because i had to connect two zipties together since they were not long enough.

    i'm comfortable riding without clear tape but i guess it couldn't hurt to put it on. just in case.







    the kurt kinetic computer is now off :-D

    john


    rlanger

    Jun 4, 13 16:48

    Post #288 of 320 (13619 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    I used Sugru to attach my Garmin mount to my Pro AeroFuel bracket.






    (This post was edited by rlanger on Jun 4, 13 16:53)


    Carl Spackler

    Jun 4, 13 20:06

    Post #289 of 320 (13556 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rlanger] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Love all the Macgyver enthusiasm affixing a myrage of crap to your bikes, but you realize the BarFy already makes a TT mount, right?

    __________________________________________________


    martman

    Jun 4, 13 20:17

    Post #290 of 320 (13547 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Design Cycles] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    I bought both styles in February...no problems with either. Great mounts!
    Marty


    Professor Chaos

    Jun 4, 13 23:37

    Post #291 of 320 (13507 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffp] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    jeffp wrote:
    I have to ask for the folks mounting it directly in front of the stem on road bars, what is the point? why not 4cm back on the big ol' stem with standard mount?

    on TT bike, i have seen data that between the bars may not be the best choice. very n=1, since it is the only data i have seen

    My screen on my 500 broke one day while riding. The only thing I can think is from resting my shoulders on the handlebars while descending putting pressure on the screen with my sternum. I had to pay Garmin to repair it, and then I've used several in front of the stem mounts since. Most notably now my Tillquist mount.




    rlanger

    Jun 5, 13 1:40

    Post #292 of 320 (13491 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Carl Spackler] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Carl Spackler wrote:
    Love all the Macgyver enthusiasm affixing a myrage of crap to your bikes, but you realize the BarFy already makes a TT mount, right?

    I'm well aware of the Barfly, but you do realize that solution may not work for everyone, right?

    With my aero bottle in place, there's no comfortable spot for me to mount the barfly on my aerobars. My solution is perfect, for me.


    Carl Spackler

    Jun 5, 13 7:30

    Post #293 of 320 (13428 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rlanger] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Sure thing, I mean why not make an aero mike more un-aero, right?

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    (This post was edited by Carl Spackler on Jun 5, 13 7:34)


    SAMHYTO

    Jul 11, 13 19:45

    Post #294 of 320 (12364 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [jeffmpollock] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Hello All,

    New to this group. I know nothing about the acronymns or lingo used in your profession/hobby, but I like designing and producing machined components. So....I was contacted thru a friend, to fabricate a mount similar to the "Morten T." design, for his Garmin GPS. To adapt it to a 'Propel' bike, I believe manufactured by Giant bike. Just finished prototype #2 today. I should have the design finalized by mid July 2013. This bike has a 33mm distance between centers for the 2 M5 bolts on bottom. It is fabricated from 6061T6 Aluminum and I plan to black and/or clear anodize the production units. Here is the good news...my original prototype weighed in at about 10 grams, and I've incorporated additional weight reduction. After reading the other posts on this thread, upon completion of this project, I plan to pursue a somewhat universal mount for bicycles with a different hole spacing.

    I don't have the bicycle to show the actual mount up.

    As soon as I figure out how to add pics to this forum I'll post pics!

    Stay tuned,

    Sam H


    Tillquist

    Jul 11, 13 23:15

    Post #295 of 320 (12314 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SAMHYTO] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Cool

    Upload Tour pic here http://photobucket.com/ and then inset the URL from the picture

    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01


    djinc

    Jul 11, 13 23:40

    Post #296 of 320 (12302 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [rlanger] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    rlanger wrote:
    I used Sugru to attach my Garmin mount to my Pro AeroFuel bracket.




    I am amazed by the ingenuity. This one in particular. I like seeing the torpedo mounts and having tri bike, I am using that so had to rig up something that would suit. A few test rides and a few strips of krazy glue did the trick. I will post some pics but far less of a 'wow' factor than some of the artistry on this thread.

    The use of spokes, wire, zip ties, putty, all smart in their own unique way. This is the ultimate Tri geek forum!


    SAMHYTO

    Jul 12, 13 5:15

    Post #297 of 320 (12244 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SAMHYTO] [In reply to] Quote | Reply


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    (This post was edited by SAMHYTO on Jul 12, 13 10:03)


    SAMHYTO

    Jul 15, 13 12:11

    Post #298 of 320 (12041 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SAMHYTO] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Design finalized! Until I get feedback....

    GPS interlock is very positive. Widened the entry/exit slot, so you don't have to have the GPS perfecftly at 90 degrees to engage or disengage.

    Weight is 9 grams according to the bike shop. Will get an exact weight as soon as I can get down to a pawn shop (they have really accurate scales for buying gold).

    It will mount to both the upper and lower holes on the Giant Propel - 'neck' (hope I have the right nomenclature here)

    Making a couple units today for black anodize.

    Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures, taken from my cell.

    Sam

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    (This post was edited by SAMHYTO on Jul 15, 13 12:13)


    Tillquist

    Jul 15, 13 12:47

    Post #299 of 320 (12011 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SAMHYTO] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    the weight of 9 gram is without bolt, right ?

    My mount weight 10,2 gram without bolt

    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01


    SAMHYTO

    Jul 16, 13 5:02

    Post #300 of 320 (11953 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Morten,

    Yes, the weight is without the bolts.

    How many hours do you think you put in the entire R+D process to produce the mount for your bike.

    I believe I am into this one for 35-40 hours. This includes CAD, CAM, setting up tools, setting up the CNC, cycle time for 3 prototypes, deburring, polishing, updating the design, fixturing, reverse engineering the neck, etc, etc.

    I can see why you don't want to manufacture yours, you can't recoup your investment on small lot production.

    Sam


    Tillquist

    Jul 19, 13 4:44

    Post #301 of 320 (12162 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [PaintIt] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    New membre of the family....







    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01


    shanemario

    Jul 31, 13 11:05

    Post #302 of 320 (11762 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SAMHYTO] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Samhyto,

    Are you willing to part with your CAD/CAM files or make one of your products that i could buy? i desperately want one of these... :)

    thoughts?

    Shane


    shanemario

    Jul 31, 13 11:58

    Post #303 of 320 (11728 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Professor Chaos] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Hi Professor Chaos,
    How did you get the Tillquist mount?...how can I get one?

    shane


    SAMHYTO

    Aug 6, 13 13:46

    Post #304 of 320 (11500 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [shanemario] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Shane,

    I believe the guy I made them for has 4 left, all anodized black.

    I don't have his telephone number with me right now, but send me an email at samhyto@aol.com and I'll email it to you tommorrow.

    Sam


    SAMHYTO

    Aug 6, 13 18:21

    Post #305 of 320 (11424 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SAMHYTO] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    The guy that owns them has them listed on ebay, here is the link:

    http://www.ebay.com/....l2649#ht_140wt_1170

    Thanks,

    Sam


    beston

    Sep 8, 13 9:40

    Post #306 of 320 (10455 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [SC_NICK] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    I wish I could do 3D printing!

    I find that the current options from barfly k-edge (etc.) do a great job for road handlebars, but I'm still not happy with most offerings for between the aerobars. Yours looks like the best option I've seen out there.

    Just to add to the thread, I've my DIY mount is simple and effective. Just drill some holes in the original mount and zip tie it to the aerobars. I've found it works quite well for the purpose!

    [URL=http://s557.photobucket.com/...zps0f77022a.jpg.html][/url]


    londoncommuter

    Nov 11, 13 6:36

    Post #307 of 320 (8353 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [beston] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Apologies for resurrecting an old thread but I'm torn between the different out front mounts available. Morten Tillquist's mount is a thing of beauty and is ludicrously light for how solid it looks. It therefore ticks all of my boxes. The only concern I have is the all metal interface to attach the Garmin to. Does this wear away the softer Garmin unit like the original K-Edge is accused of doing? Any users out there with comments either way?

    Many thanks


    Tillquist

    Nov 12, 13 0:52

    Post #308 of 320 (8229 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [londoncommuter] [In reply to] Quote | Reply



    NEW mount for ENVE (EDGE) stem......... :-)

    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01


    RRWJ

    Nov 12, 13 5:08

    Post #309 of 320 (8155 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    I have purchased the Tillquist Garmin 500 mount. It is really really nice. Beautifully machined and lightweight. I live in US and purchased from him last year. Should have bought two!


    RRWJ

    Nov 12, 13 5:12

    Post #310 of 320 (8153 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [londoncommuter] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    londoncommuter wrote:
    Apologies for resurrecting an old thread but I'm torn between the different out front mounts available. Morten Tillquist's mount is a thing of beauty and is ludicrously light for how solid it looks. It therefore ticks all of my boxes. The only concern I have is the all metal interface to attach the Garmin to. Does this wear away the softer Garmin unit like the original K-Edge is accused of doing? Any users out there with comments either way?

    Many thanks


    To add additional comment. I have used mine for well over 3,000 miles including rough terrain and it has not worn away the Garmin surface. Still clicks in very nicely and has never fallen or twisted out. In fact in hold position throughout ride (I never have had to adjust to straighten back into position). Working great.


    gttri15

    Dec 15, 13 9:44

    Post #311 of 320 (7287 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [RRWJ] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Does anyone have CAD models they would be willing to share for 3D printing?


    Tillquist

    Jan 15, 14 13:00

    Post #312 of 320 (6412 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] (Deleted by Tillquist) [In reply to]

     


    Tillquist

    Mar 2, 14 10:04

    Post #313 of 320 (5141 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [RRWJ] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    New in the family......









    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01


    lemond853

    Mar 2, 14 17:57

    Post #314 of 320 (5042 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [gttri15] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Private message sent.


    Tillquist

    Mar 2, 14 22:39

    Post #315 of 320 (4961 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [lemond853] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    lemond853 wrote:
    Private message sent.

    I have not received a private message from you

    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01


    Frenchman

    Mar 2, 14 23:32

    Post #316 of 320 (4944 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Interesting. Where and how do you mount the track mount? Under the seat?


    Tillquist

    Mar 2, 14 23:51

    Post #317 of 320 (4940 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Frenchman] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Frenchman wrote:
    Interesting. Where and how do you mount the track mount? Under the seat?

    Yes it is mounted on the saddle rails with zip ties.

    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01


    Frenchman

    Mar 3, 14 22:02

    Post #318 of 320 (4835 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    Tillquist wrote:
    Frenchman wrote:
    Interesting. Where and how do you mount the track mount? Under the seat?


    Yes it is mounted on the saddle rails with zip ties.

    Cool. I've done that with a regular Garmin plastic mount into which I drilled two small holes. I can then thread a single zip tie through. I actually have a better idea but can't produce it.


    Tillquist

    Apr 27, 14 23:33

    Post #319 of 320 (3268 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Frenchman] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    If you are interested, so I sell Garmin mount for € 27 from today and throughout the month of May.

    You can send me a E-mail if you are interested....

    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01


    Tillquist

    May 26, 14 10:30

    Post #320 of 320 (2362 views)
    Re: Garmin 500 custom mount [Tillquist] [In reply to] Quote | Reply



    New mount coming soon......

    Looking for a Garmin Edge mount,
    click here

    My TT bike
    BMC TM01

     
     
     
     



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